Site of Kolly Townhouse

Site of Kolly Townhouse (HMYOA)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70130 Orleans Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 57.338', W 90° 4.108'

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First Ursuline Convent and Charity Hospital

Jean-Daniel Kolly, banking councillor to the Elector of Bavaria and large investor in the Company of the Indies, had a townhouse built on this site shortly after the founding of New Orleans in 1718. The Sainte-Reyne, concession upriver, controlled by Kolly, leased the residence for use as a provisional convent by the Ursuline nuns. After arriving at the port from the balize by piroque on August 6, 1727, the religious established themselves and remained here until July 17, 1734. The building was later used for the first charity hospital, established by gift of Jean Louis, former sailor for the Company of the Indies.Archdiocese Bicentennial Commission
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Placed ByArchdiocese Bicentennial Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 782927 N 3317485
Decimal Degrees29.95563333, -90.06846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.338', W 90° 4.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 20.28" N, 90° 4' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)504, 225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 309 Bourbon St, New Orleans LA 70130, US
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