A Tour of New Orleans
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St. Louis Cathedral
Named after St. Louis, King of France, the Cathedral was first built when French settlers arrived in New Orleans in 1718. Much of the original church was destroyed in the great fire of 1788. Despite damage from a bomb and hurricanes over two centuries, the current structure has stood since 1794. St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States. Located in the Place John II in the historic French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral is the seat of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Fun Fact: St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States.
Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith
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