News from the Field: New Orleans

Posted on: November 13th, 2007 by Walter Gallas 1 Comment

Mrs. Mildred Bennett, seated, her daughter behind her and her grandaughter giving her a kiss on move-in day, October 3.Sad news from the field, today.

Mildred Bennett died peacefully at her home in Holy Cross early Sunday morning. Mrs. Bennett’s house was one of the first targets of the HOME AGAIN! New Orleans program, offering technical and financial assistance to owners of houses in flooded historic neighborhoods. Donna Duplantier expressed gratitude that her grandmother was able to return to her house, built in 1884, on Dauphine Street. Mrs. Bennett had moved back into her house on October 3. She was 90 years old.

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  1. PreservationNation » Blog Archive » Notes from the Field: New Orleans

    November 20, 2007

    […] Mildred Bennett’s extended family came together on Friday for a joyous celebration of her life and influence. I was asked to say a few words at the funeral service on behalf of the National Trust and the Preservation Resource Center. After the funeral service, the hearse and the procession slowly passed her house on Dauphine on the way to the cemetery. […]