Save the Haus !
The Deutsches Haus has existed as a memorial to the value of the German culture, and its past and present contributions to the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. Both the building and the cultural and social organization have been preserved in its present location on Galvez Street together since 1928. The rebuilding of the Deutsches Haus after Katrina is a great story. Done largely by the manual labor of the members, it is a wonderfully successful revival of one of our city\'s treasures. The Haus looks great! As a result of this effort, the widely popular Oktoberfest celebration returned in 2006, stronger than ever. All are invited to the 2007 celebration, each Friday and Saturday, September 28 through October 27. Now that recovery faces the threat of demolition because it is located on land designated for the proposed LSU hospital, and adjacent to the proposed VA hospital. So far, publicity regarding the development has not mentioned how the Deutsches Haus will be preserved. It is our hope that the Haus can remain a part of the development, and be an asset to the hospital complex, as it has been to the city. It is very important to know that we fully support and welcome the hospitals as a great asset to the city. We are in the process of contacting government officials, and other business and development organizations to promote the preservation of the Deutsches Haus. Please spread the word friends, public officials, anyone associated with this project. Let everyone know that the Haus must be preserved. Keith Oldendorf, President FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Rocky Troxler Save the Haus Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org