Nonprofit seeks approval to turn flooded home into museum
The nonprofit group Levees.org will be hosting a press conference Monday, Aug. 8 to announce their plan to turn a home flooded by Hurricane Katrina into a museum. The nonprofit group’s President Sandy Rosenthal will be accompanied by New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brosset, and the City Planning Commission will address the application for a permit the following day on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
More details on the museum proposal will be provided at the press conference at 10 a.m., located at 4918 Warrington Drive by the London Avenue Canal in Gentilly. The house the nonprofit wishes to preserve as a unique museum was flooded, when the London Avenue Canal burst during Hurricane Katrina.
The proposal will go third before the City Planning Commission on their agenda Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 1300 Perdidio Street.
“The House will become an authentic museum just a stone’s throw from a levee breach site,” Rosenthal said in a press release. “Everyone – especially the survivors of the flood – deserve this flooding artifact.”