Call to Action: Former NOAH site to be considered for landmark study; contact the HDLC now!

Saturday, September 6, 2014
  
Photo Credits: Louisiana Landmarks Society and Google Earth

UPDATE 9/12/14: To find out what happened at the HDLC meeting, click here.

 

UPDATE 9/9/14: Children’s Hospital has requested a deferral of Thursday’s HDLC consideration. The item has been deferred to the next regularly scheduled meeting, October 9, 1:00 pm, in the City Council Chamber. 

 

September 6, 2014

 

On Thursday, September 11, the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) will consider Louisiana Landmark's Society's request that the former site of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital at 210 State Street be studied for landmark designation. The HDLC staff report (here) recommends that the entire site be studied. The site's 18th and 19th century history reaches back to New Orleans' founder, Jean Batiste Lemoyne, Sieur de Bienville; Etienne de Boré, New Orleans mayor; and Dominique Burthe, first president of the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad. Its association with medicine began in 1883, when it was acquired by the U. S. Marine Hospital. The 1930s saw the transformation of the campus from primarily frame buildings to include a collection of brick structures in a classic revival style common to many government buildings of the era.

 

Louisiana Landmarks Society has requested that the HDLC study the site, bounded by Leake Avenue, Henry Clay Avenue, Tchoupitoulas and State Streets, for local landmarking.

 

We urge you to support Louisiana Landmarks and the HDLC staff today. Copy and paste the following message to the chairman of the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission into an email and send it to esburke@nola.gov (Deputy Director Eleanor Burke, who will compile the messages). Here is the message:

 

Email: esburke@nola.gov

Subject Line: Please support landmark study for NOAH property

Message: HDLC Chairman Jesse Leblanc--I urge the Commission to support the nomination of theformer New Orleans Adolescent Hospital property at 210 State Street for landmark study.

Thank you so much,

(signed)