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

Holy Rosary Institute


Holy Rosary Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
July 29, 2018
1. Holy Rosary Institute Marker
On July 9, 1913, Father Keller purchased farm land once owned by the sister of the King of France, from Louis Domengeaux to establish Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Institute opened September 1913 as an industrial school for African American girls. The Institute became co-ed in 1947. Saint Katherine Drexel supported the Institute in Lafayette by providing a generous financial contribution that assisted with constructing the three story red brick building which became the centerpiece of the campus. Throughout the history of the Institute in Lafayette, Holy Rosary served as a vocational and technical school, a normal high school providing education to commuter and boarding students from all over the world. Staffed primarily by The Sisters of the Holy Family (founded 1842 by Venerable Mother Henriette DeLille), the Priest and Brothers of the Divine Word, Holy Rosary Institute was considered one of the best college preparatory high schools in the nation. The Institute has produced world. renowned scholars and high ranking professionals in many different fields.
Holy Rosary Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
July 29, 2018
2. Holy Rosary Institute Marker
2013 by Holy Rosary Institute Alumni & Friends Association.
Location. 30° 14.108′ N, 91° 59.855′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Marker is on Carmel Drive (State Road 94) 0.3 miles east of Louisiana Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Carmel Drive, Lafayette LA 70509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broussard House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boucvalt House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Acadian House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mouton House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oaks of Ile Copal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bayou Vermilion District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Le Petit Bayou: Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mouton Kitchen (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
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