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Site of Kolly Townhouse

First Ursuline Convent and Charity Hospital

 
 
Site of Kolly Townhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Site of Kolly Townhouse Marker
Inscription. Jean-Daniel Kolly, banking councillor to the Elector of Bavaria and large investor in the Company of the Indies, had a townhouse built on this site shortly after the founding of New Orleans in 1718. The Sainte-Reyne, concession upriver, controlled by Kolly, leased the residence for use as a provisional convent by the Ursuline nuns. After arriving at the port from the balize by piroque on August 6, 1727, the religious established themselves and remained here until July 17, 1734. The building was later used for the first charity hospital, established by gift of Jean Louis, former sailor for the Company of the Indies. Archdiocese Bicentennial Commission
 
Erected by Archdiocese Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.338′ N, 90° 4.108′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chartres Street and Bienville Street on Chartres Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison Place (a few steps from this marker); Original Old Absinthe Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); These Three Townhouse
Site of Kolly Townhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Site of Kolly Townhouse Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rillieux – Waldhorn House (about 400 feet away); Conway’s Court (about 500 feet away); Audubon Room (about 500 feet away); Bank of Louisiana (about 500 feet away); Edgar Degas House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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