Deference to the divine: First Emanuel Baptist Church

This church on Carondelet Street is so incredibly cool looking, I have been in awe of it ever since I moved here. I absolutely love the stepped columns leading up to the main tower. As I was standing there, attempting to take a photo with the least amount of electricity and telephone wires in the shot, an older gentleman came walking by and commented in passing. “That church has been there for as long as I can remember!” Although I thought it might be empty and no longer used, the stranger assured me the church still had services every Sunday.

I did some light research on the building and could find nothing discussing the architecture or age. If anyone knows anymore information, I’d love to hear about it! They do however, have a Facebook page and a website!

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  1. Track down the "New Orleans Architecture" series, w/volumes on the various neighborhoods. I'm sure you'll find it. Also see Karen Kingsley's "Buildings of Louisiana" as a possible source.

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