Thursday, November 10, 2005

Older New Orleans homes might be salvaged

National Trust President Richard Moe is bemoaning the unnecessary loss of older, sturdier New Orleans homes that can be saved, according to Lynne Jensen of The Times-Picayune:

The ability to live in a neighborhood filled with architecturally interesting and historic houses is "why people live in New Orleans in the first place.

The home of National Trust's Bari Landry had three feet of water in it for three weeks:
After spraying her plaster walls with a mixture of bleach and water, then opening the windows to allow ventilation because she had no electrical power, "the mold rolled off," Landry said. Her original cypress floors did not buckle.

The Louisiana Rebuilding and Recovery Conference is being held in New Orleans through Saturday, and constitutes "the first step in what is likely to be the biggest rebuilding effort in U.S. history."

For information on saving your home:
The National Trust
The Preservation Resource Center, 504-581-7032


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