Squandered Heritage Vintage

FEMA demolitions 340 S. Clark Mid City

340 S. Clark Mid City

For a list of the addresses and to comment on the historic significance of
the buildings, visit Comments can be
submitted to FEMA for a 15 day period beginning on Thursday, October 5 at
the above website or by regular mail to:


Historic Preservation – 2nd Floor
800 West Commerce Road
Harahan, Louisiana 70120
If mailed, it must be physically received at the address by Thursday,
October 19.

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  • randall fox

    how many buildings in historic districts might be demolished

  • Randall, If you click on the site you will see the complete list. Thanks for your comments. Perhaps you could review the Fema list and see if there are any properties that merit special attention.

  • Wilson

    That’s around my corner. What can we do to stop this? I’m assuming the owner requested that it be demo’d, so is there any mechanism to force a sale? I know I would be itnerested in it for the right price, as would others, and would like that opportunity. I don’t know it’s physical condition, but far be it for anyone to force an owner to take a loss on their property to placate our sensibilities.

    So now that we see these properties what can we do?