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Attakapas Chapel. Chapelle des Attakapas. . Attkapas Chapel: . The Church in a Catholic Region . This chapel is a reproduction based on St. Francis Catholic Church in Point Coupee (1760) and St Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville (…
On July 9, 1913, Father Keller purchased farm land once owned
by the sister of the King of
France, from Louis Domengeaux to
establish Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Institute opened September 1913 as an industrial school
This otherwise flat region, sloping, hill-like formations are visible and represent the Mississippi River escarpment (bluff-like shelf) that divides this area into floodplain and prairie. The Vermilion River flows at the base of this escarpment.Fr…
In 1776 Pierre Dugat received a Spanish land grant for this site, which became his plantation. Indian artifacts found on this site date from 3000 B.C. to about the eighteenth century.
On this site in the year of 1904 the first hotel was opened in Lafayette as the Gordon Hotel. It was housed in this building and operated as a hotel through the 1950's.
This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Specia…
The tree, one of the largest live oak trees in the United States, is estimated to be almost 500 years old. It was a large tree in 1800 when the property was donated to the Catholic Church. The age of the tree is based on the average sizes of known…
Home of Louisiana's
first Democratic Governor
Alexandre Mouton (1804-1882)
Built prior to 1836
First church in Lafayette Parish was "l'Eglise St Jean de Vermilion." Built on a gift of this site by Jean Mouton, 1821. In 1824 he donated land for a court house and founded Vermilionville (Lafayette).
(Reverse):La premiere eglise de la parois…
Founded March 18, 1991, to preserve and promote the history and culture of the Cr?oles (African-Americans) of the area.
Established in 1846. A combination of Mount Carmel Academy and Cathedral School. Operated by the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Parish in the Diocese of Lafayette. Affiliated with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the De La Salle Chr…