History

History

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In November of 1993, First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans celebrated its 175th anniversary. The origin was a public meeting on February 9, 1818 when a Donation List was opened to purchase a lot and build a church. Gifts were pledged by prospective members and interested citizens, and the City Council gave a lot and later $10,000.

First Presbyterian Church was the second protestant church formed in the city, after Christ Church Episcopal. The cornerstone for the original building on St. Charles Avenue between Union and Gravier was laid on January 8, 1819.