Squandered Heritage Vintage


6220 Camp St

Miss Ellen’s house after she was gone

6220 Camp St

I went by the other day and wondered if my quest to remember what had been was now a curse because while others may ride by and see a vacant lot I see the outline of a house.

6220 Camp St

A house with quite a story, and as I stopped to look and take a picture one of her cats came to the gate, remembering as well.

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • Lloyd

    That is truly a sad story. Her house did not even look like it needed to come down. What a waste.

  • I am disgusted by this wasteful demolition as well.

  • Nola Cherie’


  • I see the outline, too.

    This is my first time to visit your blog. Glad to have found it.
    Came via Flickr and the Preservation Resource Center photostream.

  • Welcome…