“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

The Erath Building

Circa 1884

Erath Building Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
1. Erath Building Marker
Inscription. August Erath, born in Morat, Switzerland, in 1843 came to Louisiana in 1866 married Catherine Becht, and moved to New Iberia in 1876. Erath was a brewer by trade and practiced his art here for a few years. In 1884, he commissioned the construction of this building as a residence and place of business. The Architecture is unusual in that the several gables were designed to mask six chimneys. As the building neared completion, Mr. Erath had his initials cast in iron and affixed to the west wall. He was a civic leader and served as Mayor from 1887 to 1889. August Erath died in 1900.
Erected 2008 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
Location. 30° 0.518′ N, 91° 49.367′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of West St. Peter Street (Louisiana Route 182) and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West St. Peter Street. Click for map. Mounted on front of building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 West Saint Peter Street, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Episcopal Church Of The Epiphany (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Walk of Faith
Erath Building Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
2. Erath Building Marker
(about 500 feet away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. mile away); Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Bouligny (approx. 0.3 miles away); Iberia Courthouse Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howe Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Steamboat Era (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Iberia.
More about this marker. One of twenty-one trilingual historical markers (Spanish, French and English) located throughout New Iberia.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Erath Building image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
3. Erath Building
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