Circa 1940Iberia Parish, created in 1868, conducted the business of government in rented space until 1884 with the building of the first permanent courthouse at present day Bouligny Plaza on Main Street. With the help of Public Works Administration funds, Iberia Parish was able to dedicate its second court building on Armistice Day, 1941. The art deco structure was designed by noted Louisiana Architect A. Hays Town. A unique statue of justice dominates the front of the building. The Struggle of Man, a fresco executed by nationally known artist Conrad Albrizio, enhances the inside of the courtroom. This land, originally owned by civic leader Dr. Leonard Smith, was purchased by the Parish from the Howe Institute.Donated by the Iberia Parish Government in honor of the citizens of Iberia Parish.
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|Placed By||Iberia Cultural Resources Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 613712 N 3319845|
|Decimal Degrees||30.00428333, -91.82098333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 0.257', W 91° 49.259'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 0' 15.42" N, 91° 49' 15.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 316-350 South Iberia Street, New Iberia LA 70560, US|
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