Vandals strike two historic French Quarter buildings

Vandals strike two historic French Quarter buildings

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Vandals struck two historic buildings in the French Quarter during the Mardi Gras holiday, splattering red paint across the doorway of a church and defacing a museum with black spray paint.

Red paint was splattered across the door of St. Mary's Catholic Church on Chartres Street. In addition, reports state that "Kill God" was spray painted on the building's façade.

As of Thursday morning, the spray painted words were covered with a fresh layer of paint. However, remnants of the red paint remain on the church's door.

Across the street, the Beauregard-Keyes House was also defaced with black spray paint. The vandalism remains as of Thursday morning.

St. Mary's Church was built in 1845. The foundation on which the chapel was constructed was originally the site of the Ursuline Convent and chapel dating to the arrival of the Ursulines in New Orleans, the church's website states.

The Beauregard-Keyes House was built in 1826. Noted residents of the home include Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. It is currently a museum focusing on past residents.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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