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Escape to New Orleans: Immaculate Conception Church

New Orleans is home to a number of historic churches that we would have loved to visit.  During our short stay, I am glad I was able to at least visit two of them.

Well, sort of.   Immaculate Conception Church, or “Jesuit Church,” is located just outside the French Quarter.  I visited it early one morning, eager to experience its beautiful interior firsthand, only to find it locked.   Alas, I was forced to “settle” with its unique exterior alone.  Still, the exterior is quite exquisite on its own.

The present building is actually a second revision of the original.  Construction of the original completed in 1857, but the building had to be reconstructed in the late 1920’s due to severe foundational damage.

Immaculate Conception church, New Orleans  Immaculate Conception main window

Immaculate Conception windows

Immaculate Conception fanlight window

Immaculate Conception brick inlay

Immaculate Conception fanlight window

Immaculate Conception door

Immaculate Conception fanlight window

Immaculate Conception steeple

I hope you enjoyed these.  As I mentioned above, there was another church I was able to visit, and that one actually let me inside!  I’ll post those pictures later this week, so stay tuned . . .

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4 comments on “Escape to New Orleans: Immaculate Conception Church

  1. mdmack
    January 27, 2014

    Magnificent. Workmanship is unreal it seems impossible that someone could have done all of the installations of the windows, moldings etc. Mom

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  3. Anonymous
    September 20, 2014

    My father proposed to my mother in this church.

  4. Grande Falcone
    September 20, 2014

    Awesome!

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