This is an archive of all the stories originally published between 2006 and 2010 on Squandered Heritage, the blog that Karen Gadbois created to track threatened historic houses in New Orleans. That work led to the founding of The Lens in 2009.
Here are the first 50 of the 300 houses going through 106 review before they are eligible to be demolished. The neighborhoods where these houses are located are
Carrollton aka Northwest Carrollton
You are encouraged to leave comments at this site as well as view the full list
Some of these properties may not end up being demolished but assume the worst.
I have been really fortunate over the last few years to have gone places I normally would not have gone. Earlier this year I went to New York to attend The Peabody Awards, I wrote a little bit about it here, including a scene with Jeanne- Claude and Christo.
I had first seen her in the elevator at the Waldorf while I was heading up to my room, it was like being in a box with a lit match.
For the last year Ariella Cohen and I have been working on the creation of a new investigative news site. The name, the design, the funding, the staff, the office, the endless meetings, the brick walls and the open doors, it all came together.