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Saint Maurice Church

 
 
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October 28, 2016
1. Saint Maurice Church Marker
Inscription. In 1852, Most Rev. Antoine Blanc, newly raised to the rank of first Archbishop of New Orleans, founded St. Maurice Parish to serve Fabourg La Course below the Ursuline Convent, then on Jourdan Ave. L'Abbé Napoleon J. Perché, convent chaplain and later third Archbishop, opened subscriptions for the parish that extended to Paris Road and included the field of the Battle of New Orleans. The present church, designed by Fr. J.F. Cambiaso, S.J., was built in 1857. St. Maurice lists among its zealous pastors the future Bishop of Alexandria, LA., Most Rev. Charles P. Greco, who ministered here 1926-1944.
 
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.297′ N, 90° 0.727′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on St. Maurice Avenue north of Chartres Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on right side of main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 St. Maurice Avenue, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil Rights Pioneers / History (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Ward Justice Courthouse and Jail (approx. half a mile away); The Historic Lower Ninth Ward / Industrial Canal Flood Wall
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October 28, 2016
2. Saint Maurice Church Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Batteries Seven and Eight (approx. 1.4 miles away); Batteries 5 and 6 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Batteries Five and Six (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Kentucky Rifle (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chalmette Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Regarding Saint Maurice Church. St. Maurice was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, and never reopened by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Saint Maurice Church image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2016
3. Saint Maurice Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016.
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