“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

St. Joseph Cathedral

St. Joseph Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. St. Joseph Cathedral Marker
Inscription. Built in 1853 to 1856 on the site of two earlier churches. The first erected about 1790 under Spanish rule was called "Our Lady of Sorrows." The first marriage recorded was that of Don Antonio Gras, an early Spanish resident who donated the land. This Gothic Revival church with its 1891 steeple was extensively remodeled in 1921-1924 and again in 1966.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 27.094′ N, 91° 11.222′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Norrth Fourth Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 North Street, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gras-Devall Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Former Baptismal Fount (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School (about 400 feet away); Morgan House Site
St. Joseph Cathedral image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. St. Joseph Cathedral
(about 500 feet away); Fort Sumter Saloon (about 600 feet away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (about 600 feet away); Old Arsenal Museum (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . .  Saint Joseph Cathedral. (Submitted on August 30, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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