St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/Eglise Catholique St Jean Baptiste

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/Eglise Catholique St Jean Baptiste (HM2A0X)

Location: Brusly, LA 70719 West Baton Rouge Parish
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N 30° 23.09', W 91° 14.163'

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English SideThis community of faith was incorporated March 19. 1835
by an act of the Louisiana State Legislature as
"L'eglise de St. Jean Baptiste D'Ouest Baton Rouge."
At this time, parishioners congregated at the home of Jean
Baptiste Hebert, then later in a chapel on his property. That
property has since been lost to encroachment of the
Mississippi River. In 1838, the present parish property
purchased from Ambroise Blanchard. A 50' wide by 85' long
brick church was constructed in 1839 and completed in 1840.
In September 1841, Fr. Paul Jordan became the first official
pastor. The brick church was destroyed by fire in 1907 and
replaced by the present gothic wood frame structure the same
year. The present rectory was built in 1935 as a replacement
for the previous rectory which burned earlier the same year.
St. Francis Hall, a chapel at the Sardine Point community
was moved to the north side of the church. A classroom
building was added behind St. Francis Hall in 1974 and a new
Parish Activity Center constructed in 2o01. Extensive
renovations which updated and restored the church building
were completed in 2011French SideCette communauté religieuse fut instaurée le 19
mars 1835
par acte de législature de l'Etat de Louisiane et nommée
«L'Eglise de St Jean Baptiste de l'Ouest Baton Rouge»
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cette époque les paroissiens se rassemblérent chez Jean
Baptiste Hebert, puis dans une chapelle de sa propriété.
En raison de l'empiétement du Mississippi, la propriété
fut perdue. En 1838 la paroisse actuelle fut acquise par
Amboise Blanchard. Une église en briques de 15 mètres
sur 26 mètres fut construite en 1839 et complétée en 1840.
En septembre 1841, le Pere Paul Jordan devint le premier
prêtre officiel. L'église en briques fut dé
truite par un
incendie en 1907 et remplacée la même année par
l'église gothique actuelle a ossature bois. Le presbytère
actuel fut construit en 1935 a la place de l''ancien presbytère
re
qui fut détruit dans un incendie cette même année
. La
chapelle, de la commune de Sardine Point, St Francis Hall,
déplacée du côté nord de l'église. En 1974 une école fut
ajoutee derrière St Francis Hall ainsi qu'un centre d'activité
paroissial en 2001. De considérables rénovations furent
entreprises en 20ll pour rénover et restaurer l'édifice.
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HM NumberHM2A0X
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Date Added Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 669481 N 3362749
Decimal Degrees30.38483333, -91.23605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 23.09', W 91° 14.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 23' 5.4" N, 91° 14' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402 S Kirkland Dr, Brusly LA 70719, US
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