“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Downtown in Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

St. Joseph Cathedral

St. Joseph Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. St. Joseph Cathedral Marker
Built in 1853 to 1856 on the site of two earlier churches. The first erected about 1790 under Spanish rule was called "Our Lady of Sorrows." The first marriage recorded was that of Don Antonio Gras, an early Spanish resident who donated the land. This Gothic Revival church with its 1891 steeple was extensively remodeled in 1921-1924 and again in 1966.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 30° 27.094′ N, 91° 11.222′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Norrth Fourth Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 North Street, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gras-Devall Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Former Baptismal Fount (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Brad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge
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2. St. Joseph Cathedral
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(about 400 feet away); St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School (about 400 feet away); Morgan House Site (about 500 feet away); Fort Sumter Saloon (about 600 feet away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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August 14, 2015
3. St. Joseph Cathedral
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2015. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 29, 2015.   2. submitted on August 16, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on August 29, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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