Students in art class at Bains Elementary, West Feliciana Middle School and West Feliciana High recently made drawings and paintings of the Old Benevolent Society building in St. Francisville. The structure, built in 1883, was added to Louisiana’s Most Endangered Places List in September. 

Old Benevolent Societies served many of the medical and burial needs of African-Americans after the Civil War and into the early 21st century.