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Site of First Louisiana School

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By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Site of First Louisiana School Marker
Inscription. On this site Father Raphael de Luxembourg Capuchin Pastor of the parish Church of St. Louis (later the Cathedral) opened the first school in French Colonial Louisiana. Classes in reading, writing, music, French, Latin and religion were conducted for beginners: in liberal arts for the more advanced students. The original house, which served as school, was purchased from Augustin Langlois. Among early teachers in this school for boys were Pierre Fleurtet A. Layman and the Capuchin Brothers St. Julien and Cyril.
 
Erected 1961 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.524′ N, 90° 3.807′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on St. Ann Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 625 St. Ann Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Poree House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presbytère (within shouting distance of this marker); Residence of Don Manuel Lanzos (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Pontalba Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France
Site of First Louisiana School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Site of First Louisiana School Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cucullu Row (about 300 feet away); Quartier General de la Garde Municipale (about 300 feet away); Faulkner House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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