FEMA Section 106
Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of Privately-Owned Residential Buildings Proposed for Demolition in Orleans Parish, Louisiana – Non-Collapsed Buildings Seeking Comment

8525 Apricot Street

This house is in great condition in a highly repopulated area between Carrollton Ave. and Leonides Street

8525 Apricot Street

I was able to peek inside and see that the house had been gutted and with very little effort could be put to use as a home.

interior 8525-23 Apricot

We also have a shotgun in the same area as this house. The floodwaters were much deeper, but because it has plaster walls we were able to remediate the mold and put the house back into use.

The hard part has been done on this paticular house, moving all the wet and ruined contents now it would seem that a bottle of bleach and a scrub brush could turn this place back into a home.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...