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This house is a gutted house on Wickfield Drive near Robert E. Lee. I did not originally intend this report to be so long, but this was the first time that I had extensively looked at houses in the neighborhood since Orleans Parish was reopened in late October of 2005. I was genuinely surprised by what I found. There are no completely abandoned streets anywhere in Gentilly. On every street, there was at least one homeowner who had rebuilt and had moved back in. This might be one house surrounded by ten abandoned houses, but there was always at least one inhabited house everywhere I went. \r\n\r\nI also found out that there are almost no houses in Gentilly that had remained untouched since the storm. Nearly every house I saw had been either gutted or had a mowed lawn around it. Even the abandoned houses had been gutted at some point in the past. I can\'t speak for other heavily damaged neighborhoods, such as New Orleans East or the Ninth Ward. But in Gentilly at least, almost every homeowner had made an attempt to reclaim their house. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis image is part of a series titled Four Years After. To view a pdf version of the entire series, please use the following search term to perform a search within the database: Gentilly-Lakeview. To view all of the individual images, please select this tag: Four Years Later..\r\n


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