While researching the demolition procedure we have been watching the permits as the applications come in. This one application brought back a lot of recent Post Katrina memories.

Ellen Montgomerys House

I passed by and took this photo.

6220 Camp St

Ellen Montgomery became a local legend when she stayed after the storm and continued to care for her cats and paint. Chris Rose wrote this article about “her.”:http://www.nola.com/rose/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-0/116512867963000.xml&coll=1&thispage=1

Then her unfortunate demise.

Ellen Montgomery

Here she is after the storm in her unflooded home.

Ellen Montgomery

TP photo by John McCusker

While we wait for the cranes in the sky there seem to be no lack of bulldozers on the ground.

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...