Squandered Heritage Vintage

Everything New is Old again…

Heritage is not just defined by a prescribed number of years. There are Modern Masterpieces.

Cabrini Destruction of Stained Glass

Sadly some of which we have lost, with callousness and arrogance..

Destruction of The Church

And then there are those which are threatened.


Longshoreman on Claiborne

State Office Building

Come meet fellow architectural enthusiasts and see what can be done and needs to be done.

Pan Am

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, 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.