Wormser's Department Store

Wormser's Department Store (HM1YZ1)

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

N 30° 0.323', W 91° 49.076'

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Circa 1932

Constructed after the Great Fire of 1899, these buildings once housed Jake Weil's clothing store named The Hub and Schwing and Carsten's Department Store. In 1932, Justin Wormser established Wormser's Department Store in the westernmost building. After purchasing his leased space and the adjacent building in 1934, Mr. Wormser renovated the facade to its present Art Deco style. In the same year, his son Harold left Tulane to help run the retail business. In 1966 Harold Wormser purchased the easternmost building from Philip Weil connecting the three structures. The extensive showcase windows of the 1930;s provided citizens the opportunity to promenade down main street on Saturday night.
Lovingly donated in honor of their parents by the children of Roy Eldridge Indest Sr. and Joyce Babineaux Indest.
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HM NumberHM1YZ1
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByIberia Cultural Resources Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 614005 N 3319970
Decimal Degrees30.00538333, -91.81793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.323', W 91° 49.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 19.38" 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 South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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