St Claude Avenue is named after St. Claudius of Besancon. Claudius was born around the year 603 and worked as a border guard prior to becoming a priest. ‘Claude’ grew fame as a teacher and ascetic eating only one small meal a day. He lived to the ripe old age of 93 and his existence was marked by a devotion to “manual labour, silence, prayer, reading of pious books, especially the Holy Bible, fasting, watching, humility, obedience, and poverty.”
We spend an inordinate amount of time educating ourselves on New Orleans’ rich history of street names.
If you’d like to read more about St Claude you may do so here.