Haunting images show ghost town New Orleans orphanage abandoned after Hurricane Katrina

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These haunting images show the rotting remains of a ghost town orphanage abandoned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Eeerie images show empty lockers with school books left behind and rows of damaged chairs still facing the front of the classroom at Holy Cross School in New Orleans.

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Other shots of the run-down property show a mural of a young girl on the wall and a student-parent directory emblazoned with the school logo.

Urban explorer Abandoned Southeast took the pictures of the derelict red-brick building showing boarded up windows.

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Its dilapidated interiors show creepy dark corridors with rubbish and broken fixtures strewn all over the floors.

The building, which dates back to the 1800s, is understood to have been flooded by levee failures on the Industrial Canal due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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A new campus was built in 2007 a new site in Gentilly and the old one damaged in Hurricane Katrina was left to rot.

Photographer Abandoned Southeast said: 'Like a majority of New Orleans, Holy Cross was flooded by levee failures on the Industrial Canal due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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'The original campus was devastated. In 2007, Holy Cross selected a site for a new campus in Gentilly. Holy Cross remains the only all boys Catholic school in the Greater New Orleans area to offer a comprehensive pre-K through 12th grade education.'

'The school has a long history dating back to the 1800s when it was originally an orphanage. In 1837, the Congregation of Holy Cross was founded,' explained Abandoned Southeast about Holy Cross' origins.


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