Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral (HM1ZBA)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70115 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 55.816', W 90° 5.257'

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This congregation was founded in 1805, the first Episcopal church established in the former Spanish colony after the Louisiana Purchase. In its first service was held in the Cabildo on November 17, 1805.An octagonal Gothic church designed by Henry S. Latrobe, Architect was erected at Canal and Bourbon Streets in 1815. It was replaced by a Greek Revival one designed by Gallier and Dankin in 1835. A third church in the Gothic Style was erected at Canal and Dauphine Streets in 1846 and served until 1885. Thomas K. Wharton, Architect James Gallier, builder.The present church was built in 1886, Lawrence B. Valk of New York, Architect B.M. Harrod of New Orleans, supervising architect. The Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, D.D. first bishop of Louisiana and a General, C.S.A., who died in battle in the War Between the States, is entombed in the south choir aisle of this building.
Year Placed1971
Placed ByOrleans Parish Landmarks Commission
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Date Added Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 781150 N 3314625
Decimal Degrees29.93026667, -90.08761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.816', W 90° 5.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 48.96" N, 90° 5' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2919 St Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70115, US
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