NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The Louisiana Landmarks Society has unveiled its list of “the nine most endangered sites in New Orleans.”
On this list, you’ll find the Creole Center Hall Cottage in the St. Roch neighborhood, along with what the band calls iconic New Orleans details like ceramic tile street markers and meter covers. water from the Sewerage and Water Board.
The news that surprised guests the most at Tuesday’s unveiling event was that the threat to one of the sites had materialized before the listing was released.
“This year marks what I believe to be the first time in over 15 years of this program that a building selected for New Orleans ‘9 has been lost before the selection announcement was made public.” , Michael Duplantier with the Louisiana told the Landmarks Society.
Despite pending reconstruction plans, Perseverance Hall collapsed a week ago after the 19th-century landmark in the Seventh Ward suffered heavy damage during Hurricane Ida.
“Since the loss, there had been discussions about possible subsidies to carry out a reconstruction of the hall with the use of the salvageable building materials,” said Duplantier.
Another site on the list nearly suffered the same fate as Perseverance Hall.
“The Keller Homeplace, obviously, is another one,” said Anthony Marino of New Orleans’ Committee 9. “It was in danger of collapsing until the family put a new roof on it because there had been no roof since Hurricane Ida.”
Event organizers say those who call the Greater New Orleans area home should not tolerate the losses and should work on restoration efforts.
“Detail by detail, curb by curb, street slab by street slab, water meter by cover replaced with ‘water,’ we lose those cheerful, charming details, and New Orleans becomes anywhere, in the States States,” said Sandra Stokes of the Louisiana Landmarks Society. .
If you would like to help the Louisiana Landmarks Society in its preservation efforts or would like to make a monetary donation, visit its website.
The full list is below:
- Lack of code enforcement (citywide)
- Shotgun Vernacular (Citywide)
- Iconic New Orleans details (citywide)
- Keller’s House (River Road, Hahnville)
- Moss Street Corridor (Bayou St. John)
- Plaza Tower (Howard Avenue, Downtown)
- Hall of Perseverance (rue N. Villere, seventh arrondissement)
- Creole Center Cottage (Elysian Fields Avenue, Saint-Roch district)
- Valence Street Baptist Church (Magazin Street, Downtown)
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