New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Saint Vincent De Paul Church
In 1838, Bishop Antoine Blanc established the first parish for the Creole Faubourgs or suburbs comprising the Third Municipal District of New Orleans. He named the new parish after the secondary patron of the Diocese, St. Vincent De Paul. The architect Louis Reynolds designed the present church in 1866 during the pastorate of Fr. E.J. Foltier (1864-1878). Achille Paretti painted the murals adorning the interior. Among pastors of this parish were Fr. Arthur Drossaerts (1892-1903), later Archbishop of San Antonio, and auxiliary Bishop Jean M. Laval (1911-1937). Since 1963 The Oblates of St. Francis De Sales have ministered here.
We are pleased to inform you that the church of St. Vincent De Paul, New Orleans, LA. has been reviewed by The National Park Service in Washington, D.C. and under the provisions of the National Historic Provisions Act of 1966 has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1976.
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
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Location. 29° 57.882′ N, 90° 2.751′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Dauphine Street east of Montegut Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3053 Dauphine Street, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plessy v. Ferguson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Ward WWI Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Annunciation Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mello Residence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Olivier Plantation House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (approx. 0.7 miles away); Verret Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort St. Charles (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. Dauphine Street in this location, is ONE WAY eastbound.
Regarding Saint Vincent De Paul Church. Church and parish are now known as Blessed Francis Seelos Church and Parish.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2017.