FEATURED RESIDENT: Ms. Mable H. Howard will be 92 in March. She moved into Holy Cross in 1977 and has lived in the Lower 9th Ward all her life. She attended McCarty Elementary School and then Hoffman School on Claiborne. Her life has always been full: she has a son, 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She rode in Zulu for over 10 years and used to go to Jazz Fest (since it’s inception) with her umbrella and would make and sell them. She has worked all her life as a baker, a seamstress, a sitter and for over 25 years has had a stall in the French Market where she makes African Dolls, Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls. Having just lost her beloved dog, Bingo, she is in the process of trying to find a new one. Still gardening, still sitting on her porch and as she said, “watching the world go by, I have the best view in the City“, she plans on keeping busy.
“The Ninth Ward has become an epicenter of preservation and sustainability.”Resident Pam Dashiell, Southern Living
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC) Lock Replacement project rears its head again, Louisiana Landmarks Society continues to advocate for the safety of the city, opposing the project as currently planned. The risks and problems it will bring to New Orleans far outweigh any benefits.Sandra Stokes, Chairman of Louisiana Landmarks Society
“The history of Holy Cross really does stretch back nearly 300 years to the 1700s, when the king of France made a land grant to Joachim de Gaubrit measuring 22 arpents wide, or about 4,300 feet.”Historian Bill Hyland
“Many of the lots [in Holy Cross] were used for small farms, providing produce to New Orleans’ markets into the 1940s.”NOLA’s Historic District Commision
HOLY CROSS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION has been awarded a CLEAN UP NOLA Grant! Look for News on ways to volunteer soon.
President Calvin Alexander, Jr. and Vice-President Linda Marchand meet with Governor John Bel Edwards.
President Calvin Alexander, Jr. and Vice-President Linda Marchand meet with Representative Candace Newell
Let’s build something together.