Residents offer ideas for new uses for vacant Carrollton Courthouse - Jaquetta White, The New Orleans Advocate, July 29, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz, July 29, 2015.

The local campus for a French university. A library. A museum. A community center.


Those were among the ideas offered by New Orleans residents Wednesday night for redeveloping the vacant Carrollton Courthouse, which is scheduled for auction and, according to preservationists, at risk for demolition.

Last month, the Carrollton Courthouse was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2015 list of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” The list is intended to raise awareness about threats to sites that preservationists consider national treasures. This year’s list also included the Grand Canyon, South Street Seaport in New York and the old U.S. Mint in San Francisco...Read more here