Facing Jackson Square with the statue of Andrew Jackson and flanked by the historic Cabildo on one side and the equally historic Presbytere on the other, St. Louis Cathedral is among the tallest and most imposing structures in the French Quarter of New Orleans. And one of the most recognizable. It has been seen in hundreds of movies, and it is a local and international architectural icon.
St. Louis Cathedral has a long and interesting history. It is the oldest continuously active Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States, originally built in 1727 and dedicated to King Louis IX of France, "The Crusading King" who was later canonized by the Church. The original St. Louis Cathedral burned during the great fire of 1794 and was rebuilt. The present structure was completed in the 1850s.
First place in the "New Orleans Street Photography" contest hosted by Paul Hopkins 08/12/2016.
First place in the "Louisiana Perspectives" contest sponsored by "Louisiana From A New Orleans Perspective Its Architecture Cultures Food People Places And Lifestyles" group 11/09/2016.
First place in the "Cityscapes Of The USA" contest hosted by "Frozen In Time Fine Art Photography" 12/04/2016.
First place in the "The Best Holiday Gift" contest sponsored by "New Orleans And Louisiana Perspectives" group 12/09/2020.
Second place in the "Unique Images Of New Orleans" contest hosted by John Malone 05/28/2016.
Second place in the "New Orleans And Louisiana Art Photography 300th Tri Centennial" contest sponsored by "New Orleans And Louisiana Perspectives" group 10/09/2018.
Third place in the "Great Puzzle" contest sponsored by "New Orleans And Louisiana Perspectives" group 11/21/2020.
October 29th, 2015
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