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Jul 20, 2011

St. Vincent's Academy

 I will post a link to the photo of the St. Vincent's Academy when I find one. I have a reproduction of a postcard with the old school, but due to copyright, I assume that I can't post it here.

Here is a link to St. Vincent's Academy, but it is not the original school, this photo was taken in 1916: Click here


 Plaque: 
ST. VINCENT'S ACADEMY
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
The Brothers of the Sacred Heart founded St. Vincent's Academy of this site in 1894. In 1929 the school for boys was replaced by a larger facility and renamed Catholic High School. In 1957 the school was moved to its present site on Hearthstone Drive. This marker commemorates the Centennial of the Brothers work in Baton Rouge.

Catholic High School was founded in 1894 as St. Vincent's Academy. The school was so named in recognition of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, who helped organize and establish the school. The original site of the school was an old frame building in downtown Baton Rouge, and the enrollment was 106 students. By the 1920s, the enrollment had grown to approximately 300 students, and in 1928, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart built a new school, gym, and brother's residence at the corner of North Street and Fourth Street.

The name of the Academy was changed to Catholic High School, in 1929, after the move into another facility.


The Iberville building, a Louisiana State building, is built on the site.

[Disclaimer: The "Religion" of this site is "History", as is the ethic race also "History" (unbiased on all points.)]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Bienville Building is on the site, not the Iberville Building (which is directly across N. 4th Street).

Owner said...

Anonymous said...
The Bienville Building is on the site, not the Iberville Building (which is directly across N. 4th Street).
September 07, 2013

I searched the post and I can't find where I, or a quote, said that the Bienville Building or any building is on site, sorry, but I am sure you are correct.

Thanks for the comment.