On the Loss of New Orleans' Architecture

While the French Quarter may have survived, much of the built heritage of New Orleans may be lost.
September 1, 2005, 2pm PDT | Michael Dudley
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"[New Orleans]faces the loss of some of America's most notable historic architecture. Maybe not in the French Quarter, which may emerge relatively intact, or the Garden District, which was spared most of the flooding. The dangers lie in neighborhoods like Tremé and Mid-City, which extend along Bayou Road toward Lake Pontchartrain and are rich in 18th- and 19th-century homes, shops, churches and social halls. They have been badly hit by the violent winds or torrents of water. And so have hundreds of other important buildings and vernacular structures throughout the city and across the breadth of South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast."

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Published on Thursday, September 1, 2005 in The New York Times
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