Sunday, February 15, 2015
A French Quarter Landmark
Located next to Jackson Square and facing the Mississippi River stands this grand church building. It's official name is the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France but everyone just calls it the Saint Louis Cathedral. It is actually one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States.
A church was built on this site in 1718 and a third church built in the same spot in 1789. It was designated a cathedral in 1793 and was enlarged and substantially rebuilt in 1850. Only fragments of the 1789 structure remain.
I took this photo around 18 years ago. It's been that long since I've been to New Orleans. I guess I need to go back again.