I first began posting these photos as soon after Katrina as I could get internet access. I wanted people to be able to see what was destroyed not just the debris photographs that were being shown on national television. I will be adding more photos so check back often. You will begin finding photos of what has been rebuilt and how places depicted here look today. Please view as a slide show for the best viewing experience.
The Hotel Reed, as best known in recent years was located on the corner of Ulman Ave and Beach Blvd. Originally named the Weston Hotel then Hotel Reed, in modern times became the Gulf View Haven nursing home. It was eventually renamed Hotel Reed nursing home and carried that name until it closed due to the conditions of the building. The hotel survived several attempts to demolish it and survived Hurricane Katrina with surprisingly little damage. Time would take its toll as it was never repaired after Katrina. Then on early morning fire broke out destroying the historic hotel.
This old theater is located in the !00 block of Beach Blvd in Bay St. Louis. Once a glorious theater it has been reduced to a shell by time and Hurricane Katrina. The shell has been restored but its heart has been destroyed. It waits, frozen in time for someone to purchase it and give it life again.
Photos of the Plaquemines Courthouse and Jail in Pointe a la Hache, La. This courthouse was burned by an arsonist trying to destroy evidence in a case against him. An interesting story can be read here.
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