Recycling We Don't Like: Stealing History in New Orleans

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Cypress mantles. Period doors. Baseboards. Victorian shutters. It appears that architectural vandals are stripping houses to the bone in still-evacuated New Orleans. "They're going to mine our city and send it all to Southern California." There is no-one to stop it- "Not even the cops know this stuff's valuable -- they all live out in the suburbs." Read about high-end looting in the ::Wall Street Journal