Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France

Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France (HME81)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70116 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.476', W 90° 3.807'

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[Cast at the top of the marker is a rendering of the church]
Church of St. Louis, 1727-1788

St. Louis, King of France

The first church on this site designed by Adrien De Pauger was erected 1724-1727 and was destroyed in the great fire of 1788.

The second church - a gift of Don Andres Almonester y Roxas designed in Gilberto Guillemard - begun in 1788 and dedicated as a cathedral on Christmas Eve 1994.

The church served until it was enlarged and essentially rebuilt 1849-1851 from designs of J.N.B. De Pouilly, architect.

Designated as the metropolitan church of the archdiocese of New Orleans in 1850.

On December 9, 1964, Pope Paul VI bestowed upon it the rank of Minor Basilica.

Dedicated May 1, 1966 in honor of the 250th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans and in commemoration of service for 175 years of the diocese est. April 25, 1793.

[At the bottom of the marker is a emblem of the Orleans Parrish Landmarks Commission]
HM NumberHME81
Year Placed1966
Placed ByOrleans Parrish Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 783405 N 3317752
Decimal Degrees29.95793333, -90.06345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.476', W 90° 3.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 28.56" N, 90° 3' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 733-749 Chartres St, New Orleans LA 70116, US
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