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Holy Rosary Institute, Lafayette, LA

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Jul. 15th, 2013 | 04:25 pm
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posted by: pinstripe_bindi in abandonedplaces

Lafayette is the closest city to my small town, and I wouldn't have thought it had too many abandoned places in it. But I discovered this old Catholic high school by accident a couple weeks ago and went back on Saturday. It's behind a chainlink fence, but there was an old man mowing the property when I went, and he let me wander around provided I didn't try to enter the building. (It's not safe, collapsed floors and such. And anyway it's all boarded up.) I don't know how long it's been abandoned; looks like a while, but things tend to fall apart faster in hot and humid (and bug-y and vine-y) climates like south Louisiana.

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The Great Enabler

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from: rick_day
date: Jul. 16th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
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wonder if there are any old photos of the interior

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JL Wounded Healer

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from: brotherskeeper1
date: Jul. 16th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
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As a Catholic, I am quite surprised that the crucifix was not removed from the property.

I especially like the old door with the rosary hanging over the lock/knob.

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a california yankee in king cake's court

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from: pinstripe_bindi
date: Jul. 16th, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
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I think they're hoping to either re-open the school or use the building for some other purpose some day. Like most "restoration" projects in Louisiana, it will probably never get past the planning stage and just continue to fall apart.

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JL Wounded Healer

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from: brotherskeeper1
date: Jul. 16th, 2013 11:33 am (UTC)
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There is all kinds of red tape with the Bishop of the Diocese. In fact, my bishop is from Lake Charles, Louisiana.

I will bet that old building has asbestos in it. There has to be special haz met workers to remove that. I've seen that happen in two old closed Catholic schools they wanted to restore/refurbish and reopen. It cost a fortune.

Keep us updated!

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taxipro

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from: taxipro
date: Jul. 16th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
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+100!

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I_llbedammned

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from: i_llbedammned
date: Jul. 16th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Look at the floor bowing! Damn!

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