Circa 1899About 6:00 PM, October 10, 1899, fire started in a warehouse just east of here. Within minutes, the surrounding buildings were ablaze. The entire square, from Julia to Iberia Streets and from Main to St. Peter Streets burned before midnight. Only the heroic efforts of the fire companies of New Iberia, Jeanerette and St. Martinville saved the remainder of the business district. Nevertheless, over fifty percent of New Iberia's enterprises were destroyed by the fire. Most of the buildings now standing on this block arose from the ashes of that disaster.
|Placed By||Iberia Cultural Resources Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 614005 N 3319960|
|Decimal Degrees||30.00530000, -91.81793333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 0.318', W 91° 49.076'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 0' 19.08" N, 91° 49' 4.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 122 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US|
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