5427 Burgundy, one of Operation Comeback’s Properties, was featured in an online article in a publication called “The Stranger”. The article is about the Prospect 2 installation inside the home.
To see the article click here.
P.2 Satellite Project Geography House/Atlas open to the Public
Where: 5427 Burgundy Street
When: Saturday, November 26, 11 AM – 5 PM
P.2 Satellite Project artists Don and Patricia Fels would like to invite you to the opening celebration next Saturday for their installation Geography House/Atlas. The artists have transformed a home in the Lower 9th ward, donated for the occasion by the Preservation Resource Center (PRC) into an architectural sculpture using history, culture, and art as tools to trace the continuous evolution of the shotgun. The event will provide the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the artists, so come and join us!
Volunteers clean up under 5450! Thanks to Brooke, Eugene, Carrie, Sandra, Victoria, PiePie, Rebecca, and Crystal who generous helped Operation Comeback clean up the site during their summer vacation.
For two days we had eight volunteers connected to Bacone College in Muskogee, OK. They were students, parents, teachers, and others were students from other colleges related to Bacone. The volunteers were connected to us by the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development in the Lower Ninth Ward, which we at Operation Comeback have been so grateful for this successful partnership.
The volunteers completed the following:
Volunteers emptied a full shipping container in front of 603 Tricou.
Volunteers cleaned out 5450 Dauphine and we were able to remove a full 38 foot dumpster of debris from the site.
Thank you to all those that continue to set aside time to help New Orleans!
Check out this news story that featured Operation Comeback’s work in the Holy Cross Neighborhood:
Big thanks to Common Ground Relief who came out May 23- 26 to help out at 5200 Dauphine! With the volunteers’ help and help from their volunteer leader Sam we were able to create the hurricane panels that will be used at the Sustainability Center for Holy Cross. The panels will protect the windows at the community center in the time of a hurricane evacuation.
Here is some information about Common Ground Relief:
“Common Ground Relief is a volunteer run not for profit organization based in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. We run a diverse range of projects, from New Home Construction, to a Free Legal Clinic, to Wetlands Restoration, Community Gardening and the education of school children about Food Security and Environmental Science with our Garden of Eatin’ Program.
We were founded in immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To learn more about the organization’s origins, click here.”
Thanks to the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association (HCNA) that set up the block clean up on the 400 block of St. Maurice this past Saturday! Many volunteers and neighbors (and yours truly) came together to tackle the vegetation and board the empty houses on the block. The HCNA will be having more block cleans ups in the future. Check their site for future clean ups and come on down to Holy Cross to help out! http://www.helpholycross.org/
5450-52 Dauphine St.
This property is a wonderfully renovated property was used as a field site for the apprentices of The Prince of Wales ’s Rebuilding Communities Program. While working along side the master craftsmen of several trades, the apprentices have replaced plaster, repaired and re-fabricated the original wood trim and doors of this beautiful home. 5450 Dauphine is an 1,890 square foot on a 30’ x 159’ lot. Historic features include pocket doors, ceiling medallions, wood floors, decorative mantles and more…
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In today’s issue of The Atlantic there is a great article by Kaid Benfield on the rebuilding efforts of New Orleans. Preserving green makes an appearance in the article as well as Operation Comeback’s former rehabilitation project 5109 Dauphine Street! Check it out at: http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/05/sustainable-new-orleans-how-katrina-made-a-city-greener/238860/.
A big thank you to the volunteers who worked April 11th thru the 15th working on two of our properties 603 and 615 Tricou Street in the Holy Cross Neighborhood of New Orleans! The volunteer group was led by Kevin Daniels, A National Trust for Historic Preservation Board Trustee, who has lent his support to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. He led the group of volunteers at 615 Tricou. John Hayduk, a contractor from Seattle, who has lent his support to help rebuild New Orleans time and again, led the other group of volunteers at 603 Tricou. At 603 Tricou the volunteers: At 615 Tricou the volunteers:
A big thank you to the volunteers who worked April 11th thru the 15th working on two of our properties 603 and 615 Tricou Street in the Holy Cross Neighborhood of New Orleans! The volunteer group was led by Kevin Daniels, A National Trust for Historic Preservation Board Trustee, who has lent his support to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. He led the group of volunteers at 615 Tricou. John Hayduk, a contractor from Seattle, who has lent his support to help rebuild New Orleans time and again, led the other group of volunteers at 603 Tricou.
At 603 Tricou the volunteers:
At 615 Tricou the volunteers: