There has been a movement to “Save the San Luis”:

Some of the events have been organized by a New Orleans Blogger who writes about Preservation in his home town of St Louis at “Dotage”:

Matthew has an interesting thesis in the works where he discusses new media and preservation.

The story of the San Luis is an interesting one and also illustrates the voracious need for parking lots or should I say desire. People seem to have a greater understanding of the need to park a car than they do of receiving health care or decent schools. The car seems to be the number one fetish object in this country.

So after the Archdiocese spends a million dollars to destroy the San Luis they will have created an urban heat sink. I hope they at least think enough to dedicate this parking lot to someone like they did here in New Orleans.

Memorial Parking Lot

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...