New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Saint Theresa of Avila Church
When the Faubourgs of uptown New Orleans were subdivided in 1838, Bishop Antoine Blanc accepted a donation from the estate of Mrs. Theresa Perie Saulet, of a square in Faubourg Saulet "for charitable purposes." It was her wish that a church bear the name of St. Theresa of Avila. In 1839, Bishop Blanc aided The Sisters of Charity in building on this square their female orphan asylum with its chapel called St. Theresa. Neighborhood growth soon demanded another Catholic Parish for the Second Municipal District. In 1848 the present church replaced the original original wooden chapel and, in 1850, Father J.P. Bellier became first resident pastor.
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 29° 56.382′ N, 90° 4.346′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Coliseum Street and Erato Street on Coliseum Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 Erato Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Margaret's Place and Walk / Lower Garden District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginning (approx. ¼ mile away); Atlantic Wall Fragments (approx. ¼ mile away); 8 in. Columbaid Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Charles Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Higgins Boat (LCVP) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Julia Row (approx. 0.4 miles away); Starting Point of the First Traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. Church/Parish address is Erato Street, marker faces Coliseum Street.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2017.