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

St. Bernard's Catholic Church

St. Bernard's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
June 7, 2012
1. St. Bernard's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. Breaux Bridge's first Catholic chapel was built in 1841. In 1847, St. Bernard's Parish was established and our first substantial church was erected in 1857.

This church, built in 1933-34 by local craftsmen, was the pinnacle of Rev. P.A. Borel's administration.

The exterior bricks were made from our own factory. The twin steeples and fine French Romanesque architectural lines makes it truly unique.
Erected by Breaux Bridge Historical Society.
Location. 30° 16.464′ N, 91° 54.009′ W. Marker is in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in Saint Martin Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Mainn Street and Courthouse Street, on the left when traveling west on North Mainn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 N. Main St., Breaux Bridge LA 70517, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scholastique Picou Breaux (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mulate's (approx. 1.3 miles away); Poché's (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wetlands (approx. 4.9 miles away); American Alligator (approx. 4.9
St. Bernard's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
June 7, 2012
2. St. Bernard's Catholic Church
The marker is at the far left in this view of the church.
miles away); Lake Martin (approx. 4.9 miles away); François Coulee (approx. 5.3 miles away); Louis Hebert (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaux Bridge.
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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