The Great Fire

The Great Fire (HM1MSK)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 0.318', W 91° 49.076'

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Circa 1899

About 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.
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HM NumberHM1MSK
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByIberia Cultural Resources Association
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Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 614005 N 3319960
Decimal Degrees30.00530000, -91.81793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.318', W 91° 49.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 19.08" N, 91° 49' 4.56" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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