Old Ursuline Convent

1114 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana


Street View 


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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Architectural styles
Colonial; Other architectural type; Louis XV-French colonial
Areas of significance
Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Church school; Church related residence
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1745; 1750
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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