St. Mary's Assumption Church

2030 Constance St., New Orleans, Louisiana


St. Mary's Assumption Church

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Richard Koch, Photographer January 1939 EAST (REAR) ELEVATION - TOWER SEEN ABOVE ROOF OF A PAROCHIAL BUILDING

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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The corner stone was laid April 25, 1858, and the church was consecrated June 24, 1860, the work on the building having been done under the supervision of Father Thaddeus Anwander. Many of the parishioners worked with the Fathers to build this and others of the adjacent structures. Even the women helped, carrying bricks in their aprons because the deep mud on Constance Street made vehicular traffic impossible. ... It was also the first German Roman Catholic church to be erected in Louisiana, and was established to serve the needs of immigrants of German origin who had settled in that area. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS LA-1106)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1971
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; German Baroque
Areas of significance
Art; Ethnic Heritage - European; Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
Significant year