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Old Ursuline Convent

1749-1753

 
 
Old Ursuline Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Old Ursuline Convent Marker
Inscription.
Next to site of first building erected in 1734
Home of Ursuline nuns who came from France “to relieve the poor, sick and provide education for young girls”
First girl’s school in Louisiana
Oldest building in Mississippi Valley
 
Erected 1995 by Louisiana Society, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Location. 29° 57.642′ N, 90° 3.641′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Chartres Street near Ursuline Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Le – Carpentier/Beauregard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Provincial Motel (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Danny Barker (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallier House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Market (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The French Market (about 600 feet away); De La Ronde House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Old Ursuline Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Old Ursuline Convent Marker
The Old Ursuline Convent image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
3. The Old Ursuline Convent
The Old Ursuline Convent image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 28, 2011
4. The Old Ursuline Convent
<i>Ursulines Convent, New Orleans, La.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Sam Alltmont, Pub., circa 1905
5. Ursulines Convent, New Orleans, La.
This is a view of the Convent from the southeast, with the preceding pictures of the Convent being from the northwest. The wrap-around veranda visible here is no longer extant.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on . • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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