General Laundry Building Threatened with Demolition

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Named to Louisiana Landmark’s listing of New Orleans’ Nine Most Endangered Sites in 2010, the General Laundry, Cleaners and Dyers Building is threatened with demolition. Constructed in 1929-30, the building is noted for its exuberant Art Deco terra cotta façade which is highly visible from Orleans Avenue.

The demolition application was deferred at a recent City Council meeting. The building is in Councilman Jared Brossett’s district. Posts about the building can be found at

We urge you to contact City Council members and join the voices of opposition to the demolition. The building could have a promising future along the newly developed Lafitte Greenway.

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