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.

Facts & Stats on Old Ursuline Convent

Go Historic ID
318630
Names
Old Ursuline Convent
Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial Complex
Convent of the Sisters of Ursula
Heritage Lists
National Register of Historic Places #66000376; 1966; national significance
Street Address
1100 Chartres St.
Postcode
70116
Coordinates
29.960744° N, 90.060430° W
Phone Number
504-529-2651

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Article Title
Old Ursuline Convent (New Orleans, Louisiana)
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Holly Hayes
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March 29, 2015