Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial

Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial (HMYMK)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70116 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.651', W 90° 3.633'

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This memorial is a complex of private property of the Catholic Church of New Orleans.

Located on the grounds are several buildings of which the most notable is the OLD URSULINE CONVENT - ARCHIEPISCOPAL RESIDENCE erected by order of King Louis XV of France in 1745. It is the oldest building of record in the entire Mississippi Valley.In 1824 the property was deeded by the Ursuline nuns to the Catholic bishops of New Orleans, the main building to serve as their residence, administrative offices, and archives. Today, it again serves as the archives of the archdiocese and as a center for historical church-related research. The complex is dedicated to the memory of the most reverend Antoine Blanc, first archbishop of New Orleans (1835-80), who resided here and under whose administration the archdiocese experienced dramatic growth. Another edifice of note is our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, erected in 1845 as the chapel of the archbishops.

The Archdiocese of New Orleans began the restoration of this complex in 1970 under the direction and supervision of Rev. Msgr. Earl C. Woods, chancellor. The restoration was completed in 1977.

Commemorated by International Order of AlhambraDarro Caravan No. 29August, 1981
Year Placed1981
Placed ByInternational Order of Alhambra Darro Caravan No. 29
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 783677 N 3318083
Decimal Degrees29.96085000, -90.06055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.651', W 90° 3.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 39.06" N, 90° 3' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1112 Chartres St, New Orleans LA 70116, US
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