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Imminent Danger

We have written about the imminent danger list before. The difficulty in tracking this list is that there are simply too many properties listed to maintain an effective overight.

Today a friend called me and told me about this property

Imminent Danger

This is imy friends route to work and she has watched this property thru 2 renovations,the first time when the owners aquired the property and the second after the flood.

3519 Washington St

The owners pulled up while we were standing in front of the house. They had been told by the City that there had been a “mix up” and that maybe it was the house across the street that was supposed to be demolished.

across the street
House across the street on Washington

The owner was very gracious and showed us her house, which she and her husband have rescued twice.

Chanel..the owner

This is an obvious error but leads one to wonder how many undetected errors are


Another home, not as grand as the Washington Street house, but the Neighbors say these homeoners are fixing the house.

Another Imminent danger

And here is the house

2436 Hamilton

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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 to guilty pleas in federal court. Her work attracted some of journalism's highest honors, 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.

  • Meg

    Un-****-ing believable. The person in charge of this process should be hauled in front of the city council and flogged.

  • What a beautiful house, and renovation job(s). If the city had a better record of dealing with truly dangerous, unsalvagable properties, I’d be terrified for the owners’ sake. Of course, it’s terrifying to think this might be the case where they “get down to business” – only too possible.

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