New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial
Located on the grounds are several buildings of which the most notable is the OLD URSULINE CONVENT – ARCHIEPISCOPAL RESIDENCE erected by order of King Louis XV of France in 1745. It is the oldest building of record in the entire Mississippi Valley. In 1824 the property was deeded by the Ursuline nuns to the Catholic bishops of New Orleans, the main building to serve as their residence, administrative offices, and archives. Today, it again serves as the archives of the archdiocese and as a center for historical church-related research. The complex is dedicated to the memory of the most reverend Antoine Blanc, first archbishop of New Orleans (1835-80), who resided here and under whose administration the archdiocese experienced dramatic growth. Another edifice of note is our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, erected in 1845 as the chapel of the archbishops.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans began the restoration of this complex in 1970 under the direction and supervision of Rev. Msgr. Earl C. Woods, chancellor. The restoration was completed in 1977.
Commemorated by International Order of Alhambra Darro Caravan No. 29 August, 1981
Erected 1981 by International Order of Alhambra
Location. 29° 57.651′ N, 90° 3.633′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chartres Street and Ursuline Street on Chartres Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70119, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Ursuline Convent (a few steps from this marker); Le – Carpentier/Beauregard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Provincial Motel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Danny Barker (about 300 feet away); Gallier House (about 400 feet away); French Market (about 500 feet away); Dominique Bouligny House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The French Market (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
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