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Day 298: One More Fire In This Town

Historic Church Burns Down In Lower Garden District

Sleep has been elusive lately, but it is apparent that I was knocked out enough last night to have missed the action in my very own neighborhood. “A total of 82 firefighter and 27 units” fought a fire that “reduced Coliseum Place Baptist Church, at 1376 Camp St. to ruins.”

I’ve called to check on friends who live at 1356 Camp and haven’t heard back. My immediate neighborhood’s landmarks are vanishing one by one. First 1233 Coliseum, now 1376 Camp. Andrew Jackson Elementary School next door at 1400 Camp sits vacant. Hmmmm …

Coliseum Place Baptist Church Belfry Coliseum Place Baptist Church
The church tower and side in November 2005
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