“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

St. Bernard's Catholic Church

St. Bernard's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
June 7, 2012
1. St. Bernard's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Breaux Bridge's first Catholic chapel was built in 1841. In 1847, St. Bernard's Parish was established and our first substantial church was erected in 1857.

This church, built in 1933-34 by local craftsmen, was the pinnacle of Rev. P.A. Borel's administration.

The exterior bricks were made from our own factory. The twin steeples and fine French Romanesque architectural lines makes it truly unique.
Erected by Breaux Bridge Historical Society.
Location. 30° 16.464′ N, 91° 54.009′ W. Marker is in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in St. Martin Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Mainn Street and Courthouse Street, on the left when traveling west on North Mainn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 N Main St, Breaux Bridge LA 70517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Most Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard, D.D. (here, next to this marker); Pont Breaux, Louisiane (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cajun Warrior (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Bishop Jules Jeanmard/Lieu de Naissance de L'Évêque Jules Jeanmard
St. Bernard's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
June 7, 2012
2. St. Bernard's Catholic Church
The marker is at the far left in this view of the church.
(about 500 feet away); Scholastique Picou Breaux (about 500 feet away); Breaux Bridge/Pont-Breaux (about 600 feet away); The Bridge of 1852 (about 700 feet away); Legend of Bayou Teche/La Legendè Du Bayou Teche (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaux Bridge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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