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SAVE BADIN ROQUE CREOLE CONVENT

$2,110 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 19 days
Created January 28, 2019
The time is NOW to raise $125,000 to SAVE a structure of great significance to Louisiana's Cane River Creoles and many stakeholders who preserve Louisiana history and heritage.

This structure, known today as the Badin-Roque House, is a rare example of French Colonial architecture - only a handful still exist in the United States.

For Creoles and historians, the structure represents early history on how Creoles educated their children. This structure, built by a Frenchman and purchased by the Founder of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Nicolas Augustin Metoyer (1768-1856), was donated as the first Convent and later, Catholic school for children of parishioners. The Church and community of diverse multi-ethnic parishioners, is one of the first built by people of color in the United States.

This structure, dated as early as 1770s, is believed to be one of the oldest convents and Catholic schools for ethnically mixed people of the United States, who before the Civil War, were "free people of color" with sizable estates. The community founder was the son of a Frenchman and a former slave.

In September 2018, Louisiana’s National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the structure as ENDANGERED. Without action, it is subject to collapse – lost to future generations seeking to understand their history and heritage.

A preservation plan funded by a partnership grant completed an official assessment and outlines the costs and actions needed to Save the Badin-Roque House. Funds raised for this project will be spent on the following repairs:

1. Stabilize roof with lateral ties, attic bracing

2. Replace treated pine post ends with sinker cypress

3. Siding replacement and painting

4. Replacement of porch columns

5. Replace gutters and add downspout to cistern

6. Prevent future damage with site grading to keep draining away from house

7. Add catch basin and storm drain to highway drain ditch
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YOU are important to this project and MOST appreciated...

By the grace of God, we pray for your assistance in any way you can....
Here is what you can do...

PRAY THAT THIS FIRST CONVENT WILL BE SAVE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

MAKE ANY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY

SPREAD THE WORD ASKING OTHERS TO HELP

ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISING WITH A GROUP,

MAKE LARGE DONATION AS A CREOLE FAMILY MEMORIAL,  

SHARE IDEAS & ASK QUESTIONS... 
 

To Share Fundraising Ideas and/or For More Information, 
Contact any of the Following Campaign Leaders:


* Tommy Roque, Vice President:  318-447-1053  or  troque@diocesealex.org
* Anita Metoyer Evans:  318-357-1989  or  anitaevans@cp-tel.net
* Dr. Rand Metoyer:  985-788-3936  or  metoyerr@me.com

***any funds in excess of the cost of needed immediate restoration, will be used for its long-term maintenance and the preservation mission of the SAHS***

GOD BLESS YOU!!!

THE SAINT AUGUSTINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (SAHS)
Dr. Mark Guidry
President
m.guidry@verizon.net

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SEE Video of Dr. Rand Metoyer, Board Member, explaining the importance of the SAHS “Save the Badin Roque Convent” fundraising campaign!

SEE https://youtu.be/za2OPz38Yjc
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FYI - Our campaign officially started Jan 28th 2019 with its first donation. GoFundMe has updated the site to reflect that. thank you.
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Congratulations!
As of this time, Rosalie Eugene, Trudy Howell, Beverly Wright, and Van & Brenda Lacour have donated on the second day of the campaign. We have raised over $1,600 !!!
THANK YOU !!!!
https://natchitochesparishjournal.com/2019/01/30/funds-needed-to-save-badin-roque-house/
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$2,110 of $125,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 19 days
Created January 28, 2019
Funds raised will benefit:
St Augustine Historical Society
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Natchez, LA
EIN: 720921798
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CR
$100
Clyde Roque
1 hour ago
EJ
$50
Earl W. Roque Jr.
12 days ago
SV
$25
Sarah Vandergriff
13 days ago
KB
$25
Kenny Bullock
13 days ago
SH
$50
Spencer Hedrick
14 days ago
TD
$50
Theresa Demery
16 days ago
$50
Anonymous
17 days ago
VL
$35
Vanue & Brenda Lacour
17 days ago
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