A large historic home on Henry Clay Avenue and a mansion on St. Charles Avenue are being considered for demolition, according to the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee.
The owners of 417 Henry Clay Avenue say their renovated historic home has become too difficult to maintain, but they want to remain in the same location, according to a letter to neighbors included in their application to the NCDC and published by the Preservation Resource Center. Their proposed solution is to demolish the renovated house and replace it with a new house of contemporary design that will be easier to maintain, the letter states.
The mansion at 5428 St. Charles Avenue is also planned to be replaced with a home of new construction, according to documents published by the PRC. That fate of that property was the subject of a skirmish between its owners and preservationists four years ago, according to Karen Gadbois of The Lens.
The NCDC meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street.