Old Ursuline Convent, New Orleans

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The Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans is the finest surviving example of French colonial public architecture in the country. Louis XV in style, formal and symetrical, with restrained ornament, the convent was constructed between 1748 and 1752 for Ursuline nuns, whose mission was to nurse the poor and teach young girls.

Go Historic ID
318630
Short URL
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Names
Old Ursuline Convent
Address
1100 Chartres St.
New Orleans, Louisiana
70116
Postcode
70116
Coordinates
29.960744° N, 90.060430° W
Phone
504-529-2651
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

October 9, 1960
Old Ursuline Convent designated a National Historic Landmark

Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, Louisiana, is designated a National Historic Landmark.

October 15, 1966
Old Ursuline Convent added to National Register of Historic Places

Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, Louisiana, is added to the National Register of Historic Places.