New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Old Ursuline Convent
Next to site of first building erected in 1734
Home of Ursuline nuns who came from France “to relieve the poor, sick and provide education for young girls”
First girl’s school in Louisiana
Oldest building in Mississippi Valley
Erected 1995 by Louisiana Society, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Location. 29° 57.642′ N, 90° 3.641′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Chartres Street near Ursuline Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Le – Carpentier/Beauregard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Provincial Motel (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Danny Barker (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallier House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Market (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The French Market (about 600 feet away); De La Ronde House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era •
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