The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85093   Message #1577694
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
06-Oct-05 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
Subject: RE: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
Donuel, like I told Bobert, the Ninth Ward is one great big opportunity. Don't let the Trumps get it al. I can see the condos rising now- and marinas at water level-
Bulldoze out them old shotguns. The Hispanic emigrants and illegals will work for less, and they will find a place for their barrios.

Much of the rest of N. O. will return, I think.

Seriously, I have been looking at the satellite photos on Google Earth. The Ninth Ward is filled with shotguns, which provided effective, reasonable housing for the poor, own, or rental (54%). The appearance is quite different from satellite shots of neighborhoods with the usual 4-squate houses. It's too bad most of them cannot be reclaimed. Many of the musicians of New Orleans lived in the Ninth, although some could afford to live elsewhere. Their roots were there, and there they stayed.