Squandered Heritage Vintage

4148 Banks Street


September 11
4148 Banks – Jesuit wants to put a parking lot here. The decision is deferred to Sep 25 at 10am, at which time Jesuit has been asked to provide plans for the parking lot. They stated that their students need a parking lot, since it is not safe to park and walk long distances.

The description of this House was a little confusing. It is not at the corner of Banks and Carrollton, but rather at the corner of Banks and S. Solomon.

Mid-City 4148 Banks St. Wayne Pontiff for Jesuit High School has applied to demolish this Arts and Crafts double shotgun to be replaced with a vacant lot on the corner of S. Carrollton.

Banks Street

Banks Street

It looks as it they plan to create a Parking Lot or an area for future building.

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  • A vacant lot?!?

  • It is interesting what Jesuit has done there. They have applied to demolish 2 houses. One at the end of S.Solomon facing Banks and the other on the other end of S. Solomon. If they demolish both of those houses they will isolate the remaining houses on the block. Kind of putting a squeeze on them.
    The area is all residential but for the school

  • randall fox

    I attend Jesuit and I do not believe that the houses should be demolished. They are obviously in a historic district for a reason. As far as safety, the neighborhood is much safer now then it was before Katrina there is also a security guard so everything is ok. I hope Jesuit does no become the Stuart hall of mid city. Besides there would not be that many parking spaces so it would not matter.

  • randall. The City denied permission to jesuit on the S solomon property. This one has a decision pending.

  • Jules Coco

    Hi Karen,

    As you can see by my email address, my wife and I (born, raised and lifelong residents of NO until Katrina) have relocated to NC. Though we believe we are GONE FOR GOOD, New Orleans will always be home.

    Stumbled upon your site and applaud your efforts. Keep up the great work! Will return regularly to see what’s happening back home.

    We hope and pray for “y’all”, but we personally believe the corrupt politics and lack of a highly-educated populace, do not bode well for New Orleans’ recovery during our lifetimes.

  • Jules,

    I wish I could disagree with you about the fate of our City, each day is an up and down when it comes to our future.

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