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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Saint Maurice Church

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October 28, 2016
1. Saint Maurice Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1852, Most Rev. Antoine Blanc, newly raised to the rank of first Archbishop of New Orleans, founded St. Maurice Parish to serve Fabourg La Course below the Ursuline Convent, then on Jourdan Ave. L'Abbé Napoleon J. Perché, convent chaplain and later third Archbishop, opened subscriptions for the parish that extended to Paris Road and included the field of the Battle of New Orleans. The present church, designed by Fr. J.F. Cambiaso, S.J., was built in 1857. St. Maurice lists among its zealous pastors the future Bishop of Alexandria, LA., Most Rev. Charles P. Greco, who ministered here 1926-1944.
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 29° 57.297′ N, 90° 0.727′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on St. Maurice Avenue north of Chartres Street, on the left when traveling south. Located on right side of main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 St Maurice Avenue, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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October 28, 2016
2. Saint Maurice Church Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Civil Rights Pioneers / History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson Barracks (approx. 0.4 miles away); McDonogh 19 Elementary School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 (approx. 0.4 miles away); M1937 Anti-Tank Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); M1939 Automatic Air Defense G (61-K) (approx. 0.4 miles away); M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer (approx. 0.4 miles away); M561 "Gamma Goat" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Regarding Saint Maurice Church. St. Maurice was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, and never reopened by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
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October 28, 2016
3. Saint Maurice Church
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016.

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