Former site of Holy Family Sisters' Convent

Former site of Holy Family Sisters' Convent (HMYQX)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70116 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.527', W 90° 3.882'

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The old Orleans Ballroom built in 1817, served a number of purposes over the decades. Its most unique function was as a convent, orphanage, and school for the Sisters of the Holy Family, a religious community of negro nuns, now located on the Chef Menteur Higway. The Society of the Sisters, founded in 1842 in New Orleans by Miss Henriette Delille (1813-1862), a free woman of color, taught the bond and free, cared for the orphans, and administered to the needs of the poor, aged, and sick. This site was the center of the nun's ministry to members of their race from 1881 to 1964.
Placed ByArchdiocesan Bicentennial Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 783282 N 3317843
Decimal Degrees29.95878333, -90.06470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.527', W 90° 3.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 31.62" N, 90° 3' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 717 Orleans St, New Orleans LA 70116, US
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