Monday, November 1, 2010


In the foreground, the Mediterranean Revival Pump No. 15 building stands ever lonelier at the end of Palmyra Street.  From what I know, it is not slated to be saved when the hospital arrives.

Off in the distance, the top of the former Pan-Am building has been painted - it used to be covered heavily in graffiti.  At the moment, it is the only building owned by VA.  LSU and the State of Louisiana will turn over the properties in the VA Footprint to VA once site preparation is complete.

In the middle, workers began removing the distinctive, oddly-shaped roof on the fine aquamarine home at 222-24 S. Rocheblave.  As you can see in the shot below, the recently-occupied building from about 1905-1910 has a great front porch facade, as well as an interesting rear side entry with metal overhang.  I'm not certain if the rear wing will fit within the 60-foot maximum for moving.

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