Today, the 120-year-old house at 8405 Jeannette St. is a beauty. Freshly restored, it’s filled with historic character and sought-after amenities, including a spacious new camelback addition.
Just two years ago, though, it was slated for demolition, and all of its architectural details could have ended up in a landfill.
The remarkable turn-around for this once-blighted property came about thanks to the work of the PRC’s Operation Comeback program and developer Eagle Eye Resources.
The house, originally built in 1892, sat vacant for several years before it surfaced on the PRC’s radar. An out-of-state mortgage company “had it for sale for many months and had requested permission from the City of New Orleans to demolish the whole property,” said Becky Gipson, director of Operation Comeback. The demolition plan was met with vocal opposition from many parties, including the PRC’s Advocacy program. (read complete article here)