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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YYY_james-lee-burke_New-Iberia-LA.html
Fans of author James Lee Burke will easily recognize New Iberia as the settings for several of his famed Dave Robicheaux novels. Burke, who has been called the Faulkner of crime fiction, spent summers with his family in New Iberia. This area is cl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YYW_the-davis-building_New-Iberia-LA.html
This building, constructed in 1892 by the Jacob Davis Family on land purchased from Leonidas Serret, remained in the Davis family until its 1936 purchase by Dr. Paul A. Lebourgeois. The pediment brickwork of the second story facade is considered t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W2Q_veterans-memorial-building-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
This building was built on property purchased from Dr. Andrew Emmer by the Iberia Parish Police Jury in 1948 during the period of patriotism following World War II. Designed by noted Louisiana architect A. Town Hays and constructed in 1949, the bu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VW4_sugar-cane-festival-and-fair-building-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
This building, dedicated in 1951, was constructed with funds provided by the State of Louisiana. Designed by noted architect Owen J. Southwell, this local landmark, with its sugar cane mill inspired exterior and classic European Renaissance themed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VR7_segura-labourgeois-building-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
This building, constructed in the late 1880's, served as the easternmost terminus of The Great Fire of 1899. Although its windows were blown out and its second floor interior charred, the brick structure stopped the fire from spreading farther ea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VR6_iberia-courthouse-building-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
Iberia 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, I…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VIV_grotto-of-our-lady-of-lourdes-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
St. Peter's College, a Catholic boys' school, opened on September 9, 1918, and educated young men in grades 1-12. The first commencement was held on June 20, 1922. Inaugural faculty members were Brother A. Arsenius (principal), Brother A. Xavier, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VIU_saint-peters-college-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
On this site stood the 1885 Gothic Revival home of John Marsh Henshaw, purchased by Monsignor Jean Marie Langlois in 1913, Saint Peter's College began educating boys on September 9, 1918. A school building was constructed east of the Henshaw mansi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VII_a-walk-of-faith-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
Consecrated in 1858 on land donated by plantation owner Harvey Hopkins, the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is the oldest church building still in use in New Iberia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. One thing comm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1V1H_the-original-new-iberia-fire-bell-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
First hung at Fire Company No. 1, Vine and Main Streets, circa 1868, this bell was moved to the Fire Station—City Hall—Central Market erected 1898 on Main. About 1900 the Bernard Blacksmith Shop, later the A.M. Bernard Wagon Works, acq…
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