Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Levees.org and Council Vice President Fielkow to announce breach sites' National Register of Historic Places status
WHO: Levees.org and Arnie Fielkow,
New Orleans City Council Vice President
WHAT: Press Conference
WHERE: Steps of City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
WHEN: Thursday May 26 at 4pm

Levees.org and Council Vice President Arnie Fielkow of New Orleans will hold a short press conference to announce several updates regarding Levees.org’s nomination of two major levee breach sites - the 17th Street Canal and the Industrial Canal (east side north) – to the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.

Confirmed to attend is City Councilmember Jon Johnson for District E, Scott Hutcheson, Advisor in Cultural Economy to the Mayor of New Orleans (who will speak on behalf of the Mayor) , and Charles Allen, III, director of the New Orleans Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs. Last August, with the Lower Ninth Ward as backdrop, Levees.org first announced that the Louisiana State Office of Historic Preservation had determined that it believed that two levee breach sites may be eligible for inclusion on the National Register.

Last week, before a crowd of over 100 people, Levees.org unveiled a Louisiana State Historic Plaque near ground zero of the London Avenue Canal breach site in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.

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