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Annunciation Church

 
 
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April 15, 2017
1. Annunciation Church Marker
Inscription. In 1830 the Pontchartrain rail road was built along Elysian Fields to the lake, with half of its route through lands owned by Bernard Marigny. To accommodate settlers, Marigny and his cousin, Nicholas d'Estrehan subdivided the backlands of Faubourg Marigny. A plantation chapel here was the beginning of Annunciation Church. Among Cathedral priests serving the chapel was Monseigneur de Janson, founder of "Les Dames de la Providence," who opened nearby a widows' asylum. Among distinguished pastors of the Parish since its establishment in 1844 were Fr. Antoine Durier (1860-1885)
who later was Bishop of Natchitoches (1885-1904), and auxiliary Bishop Gustave A. Rouxel (1888-1908).
 
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 29° 58.186′ N, 90° 3.257′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of 2304 Marais Street and Mandeville Street on 2304 Marais Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plessy v. Ferguson (approx. half a mile away); Solomon Northup (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fauboug Marigny
Annunciation Church Marker image. Click for full size.
April 15, 2017
2. Annunciation Church Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Bringier – Barnett House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Denis House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gauche House (approx. 0.6 miles away); United States Mint (approx. 0.6 miles away); Italian Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 132 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2017.
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