St. Joseph Altars, French Quarter

The altars, representing the Holy Trinity, are divided into three sections with a statue of St. Joseph at the head.  Candles, figurines, flowers, medals and other items are placed around the altar creating a beautiful and abundant effect. Offerings of food are added that are shared usually when the altar is broken down.


The St. Joseph Altar Society does this block event.  The annual event attendance has grown each year with over 650 people attending in 2016.



Beauregard-Keyes House altar 2018




Great book on the altars by one of our best photographers.


The list of 2018 altars is found here.

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New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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