This house was declared IDC after Gustav. This photo was taken this week.

2702 04 S Dorgenois

Here is an interior shot

2702 04 S Dorgenois

I don’t have a photo of the “Central City”: Demolition

As I type this I am watching the Historic District Landmarks Special Meeting to review demolitions. One owner got up and said he does not want this demolition and was shocked to see the house on the list with the “Gas Off” sign spray painted.

I wonder why he was not notified, Veronica White is in charge of these demolitions, our Sanitation Director aka trash. It makes you realize what the City thinks of it’s “citizen’s”: and the historic housing stock.

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...