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Broussard in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Cecilia School

 
 
St. Cecilia School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Cormier, October 27, 2011
1. St. Cecilia School Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated August 25, 1909, by Fr. Arthur Drossaerts, Pastor of Sacred Heart church in Broussard, and opened on September 15, 1909 with an enrollment of seventy students. Accredited as an elementary and secondary school by the State Department of Education in 1922. The High School department closed in 1964 by order of the Bishop of Lafayette in a movement to consolidate Catholic High Schools in Lafayette Parish. The Sisters of Divine Providence administered the school until 1974. The main building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1983.
 
Erected 1983 by Malone and Hyde, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1821.
 
Location. 30° 8.909′ N, 91° 57.97′ W. Marker is in Broussard, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Broussard LA 70518, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valsin House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Broussard
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(approx. half a mile away); Historic Downtown Broussard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Valsin Broussard (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bayou Vermilion (approx. 4.4 miles away); Beaver Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Vermilion River (approx. 4.9 miles away); Trappers Cabin & Boat Shed (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broussard.
 
St. Cecilia School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Cormier, October 27, 2011
2. St. Cecilia School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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