“Miss Ellen’s”:http://raymondpward.typepad.com/rainman2/2007/03/miss_ellens_pai.html house after “she was gone”:http://www.squanderedheritage.com/2008/01/05/ellen-montgomery/

I went by the other day and wondered if my quest to remember what had been was now a curse because while others may ride by and see a vacant lot I see the outline of a house.

A house with quite a story, and as I stopped to look and take a picture one of her cats came to the gate, remembering as well.

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...