Architectural Remnants at Risk in New Orleans

About 30 years ago, when Joyce and Pat Blaize put an addition on the Plaquemines Parish home that had been built by Pat's grandfather, they searched all over Uptown New Orleans for cypress trim. Recently, the couple looked on while a grapple hook tore apart their Katrina-ravaged two-story, wood-frame house the area. The millwork, pine floorboards, wallboard and lumber that formed their home are now in a landfill, in the company of thousands of tons of hurricane debris.

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