"This was our old building," said Mardie Oakes. She was driving down Lyons Avenue, where weedy lots alternate with tumble-down buildings, and she pointed to a rickety heap that seemed supported mainly by its faux-stone facade. "I used to have squirrels in my office there," she said. "And I'd find mice... More >>>
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Mardie Oakes, amazed by the Fifth Ward's sense of history, wants to change it, but not beyond recognition.