Louisiana Baptist Orphanage

Louisiana Baptist Orphanage (HM26TS)

Location: Lake Charles, LA 70601 Calcasieu Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 13.132', W 93° 12.446'

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Area congregations constructed a two-story orphanage in 1899 that housed up to 150 children at a time. This location was selected for the wholesome, rural character of the setting. The landmark structure was so identified with this part of the community, that the entire area came to be known as Baptist Meadows. In 1925, the orphanage closed. The building and grounds were purchased by Mrs. J. A. Landry, who donated the site to the Christian Brothers for a Catholic boys' high school. In 1927, Landry Memorial High was opened. The original orphanage building had been demolished as obsolete by the time Landry was merged with St Charles Academy and Sacred Heart High in 1970 to form St Louis Catholic High School.
HM NumberHM26TS
Placed ByCalcasieu Historical Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 480037 N 3343056
Decimal Degrees30.21886667, -93.20743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 13.132', W 93° 12.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 13' 7.92" N, 93° 12' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 920-998 7th St, Lake Charles LA 70601, US
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