Charles E. Gayarre Elementary School/ Oretha Castle Haley Elementary
2515 N Robertson Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Built c. 1920
The Charles E. Gayarre Elementary School, later renamed Oretha Castle Haley Elementary, was built by New Orleans civic architect E.A. Christy around 1920. Named for a well-known Louisiana historian, this building now faces a demolition proposal by the current owners to make room for a strip mall.
If you are concerned with this potential loss, your help is needed! This matter is scheduled to be heard by the city council on December 1st -- please attend and speak out. You can view more information about this proposal and the building's historical significance at bit.ly/RochDemo. Please write/ call/ email your city council members and tell them how you feel. You can also contact the PRC's advocacy department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to help.