Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project



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Institution Name: Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Original/Historic Place Name: Campus
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1967converted to college Nolan, Ulysses
Designer: Ulysses Nolan
Type of Place: Building group
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, landscape, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 1960other (convent)
ca. 2004-present (2006)master plan (campus)

The Marianites of Holy Cross, a Catholic congregation of women, founded Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 1916. To prepare teachers for the many schools the Marianites opened in southwest Louisiana, the Louisiana State Board of Education granted the Marianites the right to open a normal school that functioned as Holy Cross Normal. In 1938, the Louisiana State Department of Education approved a program that would lead to the conferring of the Bachelor of Arts degree. The name of the school was then changed to The College Department of the Academy of Holy Angels. In the spring of 1960, the College was moved to its present site, and the name was changed to Our Lady of Holy Cross College.


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