First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church (HM25KK)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70125 Orleans Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 56.518', W 90° 6.579'

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Organized 1817.The first pastor (1818-1820), the Rev. Sylvester Larned, built a church in 1819 in the plain Gothic Style on St. Charles Street near Gravier Street, William Brand, Architect-Builder.A Greek Revival style church was erected 1834-1835 on Lafayette Square, its design attributed to George Clarkson, Architect.It burned in 1854 and was replaced (1855-1857) by a splendid Gothic Revival church designed by Henry Howard, Architect and built by George Purves.The noted clergyman, The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Morgan Palmer,
was its pastor from 1856 until his death in 1902.The church was dismantled in 1938 to provide a site for a Federal Building. The congregation moved to this South Claiborne Avenue site, and the church and adjacent Palmer Hall were dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939. The architects, Sam Stone, Jr. and Douglas V. Feret, incorporated in the sanctuary some elements from the old church. The bell in the tower was cast in 1856, and from the Lafayette Square Church gave the curfew signal at the time of the Federal occupation of New Orleans during the Civil War.
HM NumberHM25KK
Year Placed1985
Placed ByOrleans Parish Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 778989 N 3315869
Decimal Degrees29.94196667, -90.10965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.518', W 90° 6.579'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 31.08" N, 90° 6' 34.74" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3000-3098 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans LA 70125, US
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