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Ursuline Convent

New Orleans, Louisiana
County of Orleans.
1114 Chartres Street
National Register Number: 66000376
Resource type: Building.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: LA-2 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Limited hours.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
This is the finest surviving example of French colonial public architecture in the country. Louis XV in style, formal and symetrical, with restrained ornament. It was constructed between 1748 and 1752 for nuns whose mission was to nurse the poor and teach young girls.

Condition:
Hurricane Katrina blew down a chimney that damaged the roof, which activated fire sprinklers that caused extensive interior water damage, all of which has now been repaired. The NHL is in good condition.

The Convent was re-roofed after Hurricane Karina, the walls on the interior were repaired, and the shutters and broken windows replaced.


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