Jan 162012
 

Top: 7008 and 7016 Zimple, both owned by Tulane. Bottom: 5514 and 5518 Tchouptioulas. (all photos via Preservation Resource Center, blog.prcno.org)

A pair of Tulane University properties in the 7000 block of Zimple and a pair of homes next to the carwash on Tchoupitoulas are among the demolition requests slated to come before the city Tuesday.

The two buildings on Zimple Street are both owned by Tulane University, and sit on the university side of Broadway Street. The property at 7008 Zimple is known as the Tate House (home to the Center for Global Education), and 7016 Zimple is listed as part of the Institute for Environmental Law and and Office for Continuing Legal Education.

The home at 5518 Tchoupitoulas is owned by Carwash Blues LLC under the same address as Uptown Carwash, at the end of the block. Ownership information for 5514 Tchoupitoulas is currently unavailable in the city’s property ownership database.

The list of proposed Uptown-area demolitions, organized by neighborhood by the Preservation Resource Center, includes:

Uptown
2826 GENERAL TAYLOR ST*
6048 PERRIER ST
5514-16 TCHOUPITOULAS ST
5518-20 TCHOUPITOULAS ST
7008 ZIMPLE ST
7016 ZIMPLE ST
2824 MILAN ST – FEMA

Carrollton
8339 HICKORY ST – FEMA

Central City
2220-22 1ST STREET – FEMA
2726 JACKSON AVE – FEMA

Gert Town
1117-19 S GENOIS ST – FEMA
7709 OLIVE ST – FEMA

Hoffman Triangle
1201 S ROMAN ST – Booker T Washington High School
2817-19 S JOHNSON ST – FEMA

Hollygrove
4117-19 EAGLE ST*
3008 EAGLE ST – FEMA
3425 EAGLE ST – FEMA
8716 PALMETTO ST – FEMA

  • Herb Sayas

    I object to the demolition of the properties located at 7008 and 7016 Zimple, both owned by Tulane, and 5514 and 5518 Tchouptioulas. The continued destruction of housing stock from the early 20th century, the late 19th century and the part of the 20th century between 1920 and 1940 destroys the character of this city’s housing stock. This city should not be a copy of hometown USA with its cookie cutter unimaginative housing stock. These old houses like the ones in the picture can be restored and brought up to code just I did with my old house in uptown.

    • Herb Sayas

      Moderation sounds like concession to me and I am opposed to it. Like I said above the destruction of architectural gems destroys the character of this city.

      • Justin

        I agree 100% with Herb! Tulane must have more money than they know what to do with it. Why destroy (almost) perfectly good housing just to build some other buildings which most likely will not look anything like the period styles there now? Also the process will likely do damage to the other house in between these 2 addresses on ZImple and the other houses/buildings on Audubon and Freret that surround them? Guess I won’t be donating any more of my money to Tulane for this nonsense. What shortsighted jackasses.

  • Uptowner

    Has anyone noticed the request for 6048 Perrier, the old LaSalle School? This is on an endangered properties list by the PRC. This is a huge property in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate in the city. I know it was auctioned off at some point, does anyone know who bought it and what the plans are for it?

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