Evangeline Theater

Evangeline Theater (HM1YYZ)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 0.309', W 91° 49.051'

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Circa 1930

After the Great Fire of 1870, the Dreyfus Building was partitioned in 1929, with this portion becoming one of the city's early movie houses, The Evangeline Theater., Opened on April 19, 1930, by the Theodore Sliman Family, the building was renovated by William Bowen to its current appearance in 1940. The vertical Evangeline Art Deco sign that still graces the front of the building, original to the theater, represents an early use of neon in Louisiana. After the Evangeline closed in 1960, it remained vacant for over 30 years, donated to the City of New Iberia in 1994 by the Sliman family, State Representative Elias "Bo" Ackel secured funding to restore this structure, now known as the Sliman Theater.Donated in loving memory of Harry John Broussard and Joyce Dugas Broussard by their children Donna, Simone, and Kerry.
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HM NumberHM1YYZ
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByIberia Cultural Resources Association
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Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 614045 N 3319944
Decimal Degrees30.00515000, -91.81751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.309', W 91° 49.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 18.54" N, 91° 49' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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