Squandered Heritage Vintage

5820 Clara {Uptown}

Housing Conservation District Review Committee
July 23, 2007
10 AM
Room 7E07, 7th Floor, City Hall


UPTOWN: 5820 Clara Maurice Kent Lemarie, owner. City of New Orleans, FEMA
funded demolition (voluntary demolition). Demolition of a single cottage.
No redevelopment plan submitted.

5820 Clara

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  • deanne nuwer

    Has this been torn down? A friend and I are serious about purchasing a house in New Orleans. How do we go about finding a beauty like this and rehabing it?

  • If you would like to email me at

    karen.gadbois at gmail.com I can put you in touch with people who can help you out.

    Sorry about your home in Mississippi,we had good friends in Pass Christian,all gone.