Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
St. Bernard School History
"Once a Crusader, Always a Crusader"
1891 St. Bernard School established by perpetual adoration at request of Fr. Barias
1903 June 18 Mother M. Augustine signed contract with J.A. Petty to build St. Bernard School at cost of $13,000
1905 May 4 building completed and opened as a day & boarding for students-to eight grades
1926 High school added
1949 First metal build in Breaux Bridge collapsed
1959 Current school, located left of old school completed, Gym added after old school demolition
1971 Sister of Mary Holy Sacrament withdrew from teaching and school closed
1982 August school was reopened as an elementary school under direction of Msgr. Edward Fruge, Rene Calais, principle, and a group of dedicated parishioners.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1891.
Location. 30° 16.516′ N, 91° 53.904′ W. Marker is in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in St. Martin Parish. Marker is on St. Bernard Street north of East Bridge Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breaux Bridge LA 70517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Legend of Bayou Teche/La Legendè Du Bayou Teche (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Bishop Jules Jeanmard/Lieu de Naissance de L'Évêque Jules Jeanmard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bridge of 1852 (about 600 feet away); Most Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard, D.D. (about 600 feet away); St. Bernard's Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Pont Breaux, Louisiane (about 700 feet away); Cajun Warrior (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scholastique Picou Breaux (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaux Bridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.