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Former site of Holy Family Sistersí Convent

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
1. Former site of Holy Family Sistersí Convent Marker
Inscription. The old Orleans Ballroom built in 1817, served a number of purposes over the decades. Its most unique function was as a convent, orphanage, and school for the Sisters of the Holy Family, a religious community of negro nuns, now located on the Chef Menteur Higway. The Society of the Sisters, founded in 1842 in New Orleans by Miss Henriette Delille (1813-1862), a free woman of color, taught the bond and free, cared for the orphans, and administered to the needs of the poor, aged, and sick. This site was the center of the nunís ministry to members of their race from 1881 to 1964.
 
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.527′ N, 90° 3.882′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Orleans Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 Orleans 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 House (within shouting distance of this marker); Plique – La Branche House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); LaBranche Buildings (about 300 feet away); Pat OíBrienís (about 300
Former site of Holy Family Sistersí Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
2. Former site of Holy Family Sistersí Convent Marker
feet away); Faulkner House (about 300 feet away); Quartier General de la Garde Municipale (about 400 feet away); Pedesclaux-Lemonnier House (about 400 feet away); Site of First Louisiana School (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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