Man Fined For Illegally Demolishing Historic French Quarter House

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man must pay more than $6,000 in fines after demolishing a historic French Quarter carriage house without permission.

         The New Orleans Advocate’s Della Hasselle reports that Larry Anderson, who owned the building at 724 St. Philip Street, was given the fines during an emergency hearing held by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration.

         Department of Safety and Permits Officials found that Anderson violated 12 city regulations when he tore down parts of the structure during illegal renovations. Anderson recently tore down two exterior walls, which they say left the building in imminent danger of collapse.

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         Anderson had been issued a stop-work order in February.

         The building had been built in the 1820s and once housed a one-story, double-door carriage house where horses were kept.

         The Advocate couldn't reach Anderson for comment.

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