The Presbyt?re

The Presbyt?re (HMYS6)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70116 Orleans Parish
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N 29° 57.489', W 90° 3.802'

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[Logo of the New Orleans Landmarks Commission on top]1964
The Presbyt?re
Designed in 1791 by Gilberto Guillemard, architect, as the rectory of the Church of St. Louis. Construction, begun through the generosity of Don Andres Almonester Y Roxas, was halted when he died in 1796. The building remained unfinished, only one story high, until it was completed by the wardens of St. Louis Cathedral in 1813, Gurlie and Guillot , builders.

Never used for its intended purpose as a rectory or presbyt?re, the building was rented to the city by the cathedral wardens for use as a court house and sold by them to the city in 1853. The rear wings were erected in 1840 by Gobet and Larochette, builders, Benjamin Buisson, architect. The Mansard roof was added in 1847 by Gobet and Amiel, builders.Transferred to the Louisiana State Museum in 1911. Renovated by the State of Louisiana in 1962-63 for the museum.

HM NumberHMYS6
Year Placed1964
Placed ByNew Orleans Landmarks Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 783412 N 3317776
Decimal Degrees29.95815000, -90.06336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.489', W 90° 3.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 29.34" N, 90° 3' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 751 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans LA 70116, US
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