“dedicated to the preservation & restoration of the former St. Alphonsus Catholic Church”
The Friends of St. Alphonsus, Inc. is a grass-roots organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the former St. Alphonsus Catholic Church now known as the St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center. Our mission is to develop multiple venues of adaptive reuse for this endangered and irreplaceable, historical architectural asset, thereby insuring its preservation and producing a resource for the community. St. Alphonsus, located at 2025 Constance Street, was originally built in 1855 by the Redemptorist Fathers to serve the religious and social needs of the Irish Catholic immigrants who began settling in an area upriver from the French Quarter known as Lafayette City in the 1840s. It was one of a number of buildings forming a religious complex that once occupied five adjacent city blocks. Often referred to as "Ecclesiastical Square", the complex included an orphanage, nine school buildings, a gymnasium, three churches, the priests' residence and gardens, two convents, stables, a laundry and other supporting buildings.
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