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Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Jules Coco Building


Jules Coco Building Marker image. Click for full size.
July 28, 2018
1. Jules Coco Building Marker
Left section of this building was built in 1899 and the right section was added in 1918 by Jules Coco, a local merchant. This building has housed general merchandize (sic) stores, a Ford dealership, photo studio, hat shop, record shop, woodwork shop and furniture store. Currently houses the newspaper offices of "The Avoyelles Journal" and "Weekly News", founded in 1843 and the oldest weekly in the state. Ricard building was originally on this site.

Second Plaque

Northrup Trail
Marksville Post Office Site.
Erected by City Of Marksville.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series list.
Location. 31° 7.583′ N, 92° 4.036′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on North Main Street near West Bon Temps Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 North Main Street, Marksville LA 71351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of General Store (a few steps from this marker); Joe Printz Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Coco-Piazza Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Peerless Cleaners and Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Brouillette-Guillot-Luke House (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham-Guillory-Luke Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospital Site (about 300 feet away); Dr. Sylvan DeNux Home (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
Jules Coco Building Marker image. Click for full size.
July 28, 2018
2. Jules Coco Building Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018.

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