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New Iberia Things to Do: 23 reviews and 54 photos
There is an interesting town walking tour listed on the New Iberia website. This includes:
# 1-The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (303 West Main Street) constructed in 1858,and used as a field hospital during the Civil War
# 2 First United Methodist Church (108 Jefferson Street) erected in 189l in Gothic Revival style.
# 3 Old Mt. Carmel Academy (109 Bridge Street) built around 1826 as the home of Henry F. Duperier, it later became a girls? school operated by the Sisters of Mt. Carmel and today is known as Place Eugenie.
# 4 The Railroad Depot (Railroad Avenue) built as a passenger depot for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1912.
# 5 (300 East Main St) The pictured old post office builting, constructed in 1903 and used as a post office until 1965.
# 6 Shadows on the Teche (317 East Main Street) Built in 1834 by David Weeks, sugarcane planter (3rd photo)
# 7 The Evangeline Theatre (29 East Main Street) First opened as a movie theatre in 1930 now is known as "The Sliman Theatre for the Performing Arts." (last picture)
# 8 Statue of Hadrian (Weeks and St. Peters Streets) Hadrian, Roman Emporer 117 A.D. - 138 A. D. was noted as a builder and financier. This one-ton antiquity sculpted from life in 127 A.D. came to New Iberia in 1961 from Rome via London and New Orleans.
# 9 The Gebert Oak (541 East Main Street) planted in 1834 was large enough for a child to climb in to watch the Yankee troops march into New Iberia during the Civil War.
# 10 East Main Residental District (East Main Street between Phillip and Center Streets) with 71 buildings that date between c. 1890 and c.1930. (4th photo)
Address: 300 East Main Street
Phone: (337) 373-3120
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