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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MSK_the-great-fire_New-Iberia-LA.html
About 6:00 PM, October 10, 1899, fire started in a warehouse just east of here. Within minutes, the surrounding buildings were ablaze. The entire square, from Julia to Iberia Streets and from Main to St. Peter Streets burned before midnight. Only …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MR3_the-dreyfus-building_New-Iberia-LA.html
In the late nineteenth century, the Dreyfus building functioned as a large wholesale grocery. The original brick structure dates back to the period just after the great fire of 1870. In late 1929, it was partitioned to create two buildings. The Dr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MPM_lieutenant-colonel-francisco-bouligny_New-Iberia-LA.html
In the spring of 1779, Bouligny acting on order of Governor Bernardo de Galvez, led about 60 Spanish settlers to this site, marking the founding of New Iberia. To commemorate that event, the schoolchildren of New Iberia and the American Revolution…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MPL_the-episcopal-church-of-the-epiphany_New-Iberia-LA.html
Built in 1858 on land donated by Harvey Hopkins. Consecrated May 16, 1858 by the Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, first Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana. This Gothic Revival structure is the oldest non-residential building in New Iberia. During the war Betwee…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LR3_st-peters-cemetery_New-Iberia-LA.html
Established Mar. 24, 1838. Interred here are F.H. Duperier, incorporator of New Iberia, U.S. Senators Robert & Edwin Broussard, Lt. Gov. Emile Verret, James Beddell, designer of "The Shadows," & other prominent individuals.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1LKE_frederick-larned-gates_New-Iberia-LA.html
Former home of Frederick Larned Gates (1827-1897), outstanding citizen, businessman, lawyer and Civil War Veteran. He served as district judge in the 1870s and 1880s. As an early industrialist, Gates developed a cotton seed oil business which was …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CX8_first-rock-salt-mine_New-Iberia-LA.html
Salt evaporated from brine springs on Avery Island since 1791. On May 4, 1862, workmen enlarging these springs to produce more salt for the Confederacy hit solid salt at a depth of 16 feet. Mining operations, the first of this type in North Americ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM164K_factory_New-Iberia-LA.html
Edmund McIlhenny concocted the now famous TABASCO brand pepper sauce in a wooden frame building called the "Laboratory" on the Homestead grounds of the Avery McIlhenny family. A factory built in the early 1900's replaced the Laboratory as demand f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMX3M_mt-carmel-academy_New-Iberia-LA.html
An educational institution for girls established in 1872 by the Sisters of Mt. Carmel. The order was founded in 1825 in Tours, France. The old building which is nearest Bayou Teche was constructed by Henry F. Duperier in 1826.
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