New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Davis Building
This building, constructed in 1892 by the Jacob Davis Family on land purchased from Leonidas Serret, remained in the Davis family until its 1936 purchase by Dr. Paul A. Lebourgeois. The pediment brickwork of the second story facade is considered the finest extant example of the artistry of Aristide and Alfred Etie, New Iberia brick masons at the turn of the twentieth century. This building housed many businesses including Mrs. Scharff and Sons Clothing Store, C.L. Lasalle Groceries, The Cozy Cafe, Steinberg's Furs, Gary's Drug Store and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Through the generosity of many local citizens, the property was acquired in 2011 and named the Donald "Doc" Voorhies Wing of The Bayou Teche Museum.
Donated by Dr. Donald J. Voorhies and the children of his siblings, Dr. Cornelius P. Voorhies, Jr., H. Alfred Voorhies, and Diane Voorhies Plaisance in memory of Cornelius P. Voorhies, Sr., and Odette Delcambre Voorhies.
Erected 2012 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 East Main Street, 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. The Dreyfus Building (here, next to this marker); Evangeline Theater (a few steps from this marker); Segura - Labourgeois Building (within shouting distance of this marker); James Lee Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Murray Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bazus Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
Regarding The Davis Building. One of twenty-one trilingual historical markers (Spanish, French and English) located throughout New Iberia.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2017.