These houses are on Warrington Drive near Filmore. The house on the left has been rebuilt and is being lived in. The house of the right is literally falling apart. You can imagine what it must be like to be a homeowner in this neighborhood. You have rebuilt your property, but the property next door may be neglected and have become a breeding ground for rodents, termites, and other hazards. This is an extreme example, but it is a common and serious problem faced by property-owners in Gentilly and the rest of New Orleans. \r\n\r\nThe house on the right has been gutted in the past, and the lawn is being mowed. There is large a hole in the ceiling, although I didn\'t see any fire damage or fallen branches when I was there. This damage may be recent. It may not be visible, but there are fringed blue fibers hanging from the gutters of this house. I have seen this on a few other houses in the city. These are the remains of a blue-tarp roof. Most of wind-damaged houses that were once covered with blue-tarp have already been repaired, and the few blue-tarp roofs that remain are left are now disintegrating. \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.


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