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The Cabildo Museum, which was built in the late 1700s and flanks
St. Louis Cathedral, is seen with advertising signs in its windows
in New Orleans. Museum officials decided to offer the space for
corporate logos in exchange for donations of $50,000. Opponents of
the banners say they're sensitive to the matter because the ads
obscure the architectural detail of the Cabildo and Presbytere,
with their old-world facade of arches, fan windows and other fine

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