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New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Church Alley

 
 
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February 9, 2019
1. Church Alley Marker
Inscription.  Frédéric Henri Duperier originally donated Church Alley to the City of New lberia. The Duperier family lived across the Bayou Teche in the mansion that was to become Mt. Carmel Academy. In 1837, Duperier donated the land for St. Peter's Catholic Church to the city with intentions of sitting on his porch and being able to gaze across the bayou and down the alley to view the very stately church. Under his leadership the town was incorporated on March 13, 1839, two days before his death. The city accepted the donation of the alley with the agreement that it would always be known as "Church Alley.” The nuns from the academy would eventually use the route to walk students to mass at the church. The alley is now a contributing part of the New lberia National Register Commercial Historic District.
 
Erected by Iberia Parish Tourism.
 
Location. 30° 0.31′ N, 91° 49.087′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker can be reached from Church Alley near West Main Street. Touch for map.
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February 8, 2019
2. Church Alley Marker
Alley runs along side of Worsmer's Department Store building. Marker is in this post office area: New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Church Alley (a few steps from this marker); The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Wormser's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); James Lee Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); Provost's Café and Bar/Clementine Fine Dining and Spirits (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dreyfus Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2019.
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