Squandered Heritage Vintage

340 S.Clark Mid City redux

Mark Folse from The Wet Bank Guide sent me a photo of a house on the FEMA list.

It seemed from the photo that the house was in pretty good shape. I have been back three times because I could not believe that this house was in need of demolition.

340 S. Clark Mid City

I looked around and although no one was there, it seems as if someone is doing some work on the house.

Looks good   Mid City

I looked around to see if any neighbors were there who may be able to tell me about the house, but it was pretty quiet.

I hope the listing was a mistake or possibly has been taken off the list.

Let’s hope

Address: 340 S Clark St
Owner: Angeline Larrieu
Tax Bill: 105300320
Property Description: Sq 686 Lot 23 So Clark And Banks 30 4X120 ** M/A Chng Phone
Planning District: Mid-City
Flood Zone: A4
Damage Assessment
Estimated Flood Depth: 5.5
Flood Duration (days): 11
Damage Report: 69.4%
Report Detail:
Items Sort Descending% Breakdown % Damage
Superstructure (Framing/Masonry) 18.5 50
Foundations/Basements 16.9 0
Interior Finish (Plaster/Drywall) 8.7 100
Plumbing 8.0 100
Exterior Finish 6.2 100
Electrical 5.4 100
Cabinets/Countertops 5.2 100
Floor Covering 4.5 100
Heating-Cooling 4.2 100
Doors/Windows/Shutters 4.1 100
Lumber Finished 4.1 100
Roofing 3.9 50
Painting 3.4 100
Insulation & Weather Stripping 3.2 100
Built-in Appliances 2.5 0
Hardware 1.2 100

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  • D. Gibson

    You can take this one off the demo list. The original owner kept this place in pristine shape — from the yard to the roof. After the death of his wife, he sold to the owner you have listed. We surrounding neighbors were depressed on a daily basis at the neglect it suffered, having had so many years of grand care. After the levee break, the “new” owner had three engineering reports, one of which said to demolish. The other two estimated nominal amounts to repair the structural damage. Yet the “pre-K” owner was determined to demolish. After much negotiation and back/forth, another neighbor and partner have purchased it. He comes from a construction family, owns two other properties in the same area, and is planning to see this one restored to its original elegance — it was very elegant at one time.

    So this house is now in excellent hands with excellent intentions and abilities.

  • Thanks for the info. I go out of my way to go by this house and make sure it is still ok.

    There is another one on that block that I hope someone will buy and save.