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St. John the Evangelist Cathedral

St. John the Evangelist Cathedral Review

This Dutch Romanesque structure with Byzantine touches was completed in 1916 (construction began in 1912). In the cemetery behind the church are aboveground tombs that date back to 1820; interred here are town founder Jean Mouton, Civil War hero General Alfred Mouton, General Alfred Gardiner, and Cidalese Arceneaux. Next to the cathedral is a nearly 500-year-old St. John Oak, one of the charter members of the silent but leafy Louisiana Live Oak Society.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Cathedral St., Lafayette, LA, 70501 | Map It
  • Phone: 337/232–1322
  • Hours: Museum: Mon.–Thurs. 9–noon and 1–4; Fri. 9–noon
  • Website:
  • Location: Lafayette
Updated: 04-10-2014

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