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St. Boniface Parish

 
 
St. Boniface Parish Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. St. Boniface Parish Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Founded in 1836 to serve German Catholics and named for the Apostle of Germany, St. Boniface is the oldest Catholic parish in Louisville existing under its original name. The Gothic-style church, dedicated in 1900, was designed by D. X. Murphy and Brothers, who also designed St. Boniface Friary, built in 1899.

In 1849, parishioners established the church’s rich tradition of charitable outreach by co-founding what is now St. Joseph Catholic Orphan Society. Franciscan Friars oversaw parish from 1849 to 1998. Parish school was built in 1908; staffed by Ursuline Sisters until closing in 1967. Friary converted to apartments in 1991.
 
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2351.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.068′ N, 85° 
St. Boniface Parish Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. St. Boniface Parish Marker (Side B)
44.63′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Liberty Street and St. Boniface Place, on the left when traveling east on East Liberty Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 531 East Liberty Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John’s Evanglical Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Green Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Edison (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smoketown / Historic Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Father Herman Felhoelter / Sacrifice in Korea (approx. half a mile away); The Filson Club / Home of Founder (approx. half a mile away); "Neighborhood House" / Settlement Houses (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. History — Saint Boniface Catholic Church. From church website. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Asset Detail | St.Bonifacius Kirche Complex. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
St. Boniface Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. St. Boniface Parish Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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