It's no secret that singer-songwriter Solange, also known as Beyonce's sister, is in contract on a Bywater home that we were swooning over last month. She's reportedly signing papers on the place today, by the way. The question is, though, will she keep the Katrina cross on her new house? For those not in the know, rescue units had their own little tagging system of spray painted X's after Hurricane Katrina. These show when the house was searched and by what unit, if it was entered, any hazards inside, and then the lower quadrant – if any bodies were found. While some painted these over as soon as possible, many homeowners choose to leave them as a reminder.
· Easy Does It [NY Post]
· Swoon City: A Bywater Creole Cottage you don't want to miss [Curbed NOLA]
· The X-Codes: A Post-Katrina Postscript [Southern Spaces]