Learn how a group of people came together over seventy years ago to build the second black church in Houston, Texas and the only one built by a Creole neighborhood from reading the non-fiction short story, The Community of Frenchtown Builds A Church, by Denise Labrie.
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The Community of Frenchtown Builds A Church
By Denise Calegon Labrie now available in the book
Copyright 2000-2010, Denise Labrie. All Rights Reserved.
Inez Prejean Calegon and her sister, Olivia Prejean Adams (pictured on the first row number 7 and 8 from the right) were members of the first class to celebrate their First Communion in the new church (May 24, 1931).
Photos by Denise Labrie of two (2) historical markers located in Frenchtown: one at Hwy 59N and Liberty Rd and another marker located at Hwy 59N and Collingsworth. The markers were installed on Feb. 14, 2008 and dedicated on Feb. 21, 2009.