Old Ursuline Convent New Orleans, Louisiana

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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.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318630
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Affiliations
Heritage Lists
National Register of Historic Places #66000376; national significance
Street Address
1100 Chartres St.
Postcode
70116
Coordinates
29.960744° N, 90.060430° W
Phone
504-529-2651

References & Resources

  1. Official Website of Old Ursuline Convent Official website.
  2. Ursuline Convent National Historic Landmarks Database. Official source.
  3. Nomination Form National Register of Historic Places.

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Old Ursuline Convent (New Orleans, Louisiana)
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Last Updated
April 11, 2015