Church Alley

Church Alley (HM2E79)

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° 49.08'

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Circa 1837

Frédéric Henri Dupérier, under whose leadership New Iberia was
incorporated in 1839, along with his wife, HortenseE Bérard, donated the
land for St. Peter's Catholic Church in 1837. Dupérier asked that this alley remain open for his family's convenience when they walked to church from his home just north of Bayou Teche. Dupérier's home was purchased by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for use as a convent, day and boarding school in 1871. This property served as a permenant location for their school originally opened in 1870. Following the Great Fire of 1899, the alley remained open to accommodate the Sisters and their students. Mt. Carmel Academy continued to educate girls until its closing in 1988. Donated In Loving Memory Of Milton "Maney" Joseph Belanger, Jr. and Laura Borel Belanger by thier children Cindy, Phyllis and Bo.
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HM NumberHM2E79
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByIberia Cultural Resources Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 613999 N 3319960
Decimal Degrees30.00530000, -91.81800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.318', W 91° 49.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 19.08" N, 91° 49' 4.7999999999999" 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 111 Iberia St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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