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Attakapas Chapel. Chapelle des Attakapas. . Attkapas Chapel: . The Church in a Catholic Region . This chapel is a reproduction based on St. Francis Catholic Church in Point Coupee (1760) and St Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville (…
On July 9, 1913, Father Keller purchased farm land once owned
by the sister of the King of
France, from Louis Domengeaux to
establish Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Institute opened September 1913 as an industrial school
This otherwise flat region, sloping, hill-like formations are visible and represent the Mississippi River escarpment (bluff-like shelf) that divides this area into floodplain and prairie. The Vermilion River flows at the base of this escarpment.Fr…
During early settlement and into the Antebellum Period, the Vermilion was an important secondary waterway for steamboats carrying agricultural products to New Orleans, the east coast and, eventually the world.The Vermilion River, also known as Bay…
In 1776 Pierre Dugat received a Spanish land grant for this site, which became his plantation. Indian artifacts found on this site date from 3000 B.C. to about the eighteenth century.
The Vermilion is a tidal river formed from the bottom up by Vermilion Bay tides and other natural actions that slowly eroded inland from the marshes and cheniers and through the Louisiana prairie.The Vermilion River, also known as Bayou Vermilion,…
In April 1955, Emmanuel Baptist Church held its first meetings, thus becoming the earliest Southern Baptist Church to minister to Lafayette's southside neighborhoods.
Following its establishment in 1898, Dr. Edwin Lewis Stephens became the University's first president in 1900 at the age of 27. He transformed an empty sugar cane field into a respected institution of higher learning. On January 1, 1901, he plante…
Lawyer, Louisiana Legislator
U.S. Congressman, Founder-President of CODOFIL
Legion d'honneur française, Ordre de la couronne belge
Preserve the language, and you preserve the culture.
This tree from the Durance Valley of the Provence Regi…
On this site in the year of 1904 the first hotel was opened in Lafayette as the Gordon Hotel. It was housed in this building and operated as a hotel through the 1950's.
This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Specia…