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ST. PETER'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
RIVER ROAD, RESERVE, LOUISIANA

Photos of St. Peter's Church, courtesy of Tommy Becnel

MAIN SANCTUARY AND AISLE
ALTAR
BLESSED VIRGIN WINDOW
DAY CHAPEL
NAVE WITH STATIONS OF THE CROSS

ORGAN CONSOLE BY RIVE' ORGAN BUILDERS, NEW ORLEANS

The following historical comment is from New Orleans organ builder Neil O'Donnell

This is the original plate from the organ at St. Peter Reserve, LA.  This organ was dedicated and a recital given by Gwen Goodrich in 1968.  It was rebuilt in the last couple of years by adding a new console and some of the bass of the swell string..  This was done by Rive organ Co. Some of the original pipework came from the now closed Annunciation Church in New Orleans. The Moller Organ at Annunciation was removed and replaced with a Conn Organ. Some of the salvaged pipework was used in the St. Peter reserve Organ swell.  The majority of it including the complete great was new.  Chests were built by EM Skinner  in Florida  (at least they went by that name.) Below is the original name plate from the organ, Neil O’Donnell

KEYS TO THE KINDGOM WINDOW
PASCAL CANDLE IN CANDLE STAND FROM OLD CHURCH
VIEW FROM ALTAR TOWARD REAR OF CHURCH

TABERNACLE AND PAIR OF ANGELS

THE ORIGINAL ST. PETER'S CHURCH PRIOR TO HURRICANE BETSY DAMAGE
REMAINS OF ORIGINAL CHURCH SHOWING DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE BETSY
WIDE ANGLE VIEW OF ST. PETER'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, RESERVE, LA

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