Wednesday, October 22, 2014


In the Quarter
NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse on Tuesday, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to reporter Meg Farris.

No one was injured, but she said the collapse and dust sent people scurrying for cover.

Royal Street from St. Ann to Dumaine was still closed off Tuesday after the initial collapse of part of a historic French Quarter home.

Crumbled bricks filled the 800 block of Royal Street on Tuesday afternoon. So did, New Orleans firefighters, emergency responders and Entergy workers keeping a watchful eye on the historic building.
Nobody was hurt.
No one was inside 808 Royal St. when the building collapsed, and no injuries were reported, said New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Capt. Edwin Holmes.

"Considering the time of day ... and on Royal Street, it's very fortunate that no one was hurt," Holmes said. The building's tenants were not home at the time of the collapse, and there was no construction taking place, he said.
Last sold in 1990 for $40,000.  I wonder what the rent was.

Update: Building has actually been in the same family since 1917

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