St. Theresa of Avila Church

St. Theresa of Avila Church (HM1ZB2)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70130 Orleans Parish
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N 29° 56.382', W 90° 4.346'

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When the Faubourgs of uptown New Orleans were subdivided in 1838, Bishop Antoine Blanc accepted a donation from the estate of Mrs. Theresa Perie Saulet, of a square in Faubourg Saulet "for charitable purposes." It was her wish that a church bear the name of St. Theresa of Avila. In 1839, Bishop Blanc aided The Sisters of Charity in building on this square their female orphan asylum with its chapel called St. Theresa. Neighborhood growth soon demanded another Catholic Parish for the Second Municipal District. In 1848 the present church replaced the original original wooden chapel and, in 1850, Father J.P. Bellier became first resident pastor.
HM NumberHM1ZB2
Placed ByArchdiocesan Bicentennial Commission
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Date Added Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 782589 N 3315708
Decimal Degrees29.93970000, -90.07243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.382', W 90° 4.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 22.92" N, 90° 4' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)504, 225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1404 Clio St, New Orleans LA 70130, US
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