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Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Manon's Corner

Northeast Corner of Court and Landry Streets

 
 
Manon's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2020
1. Manon's Corner Marker
Inscription.  Named for Manon Baldwin, a Free Woman of Color and one of the first known businesswomen in Opelousas. The businesses she owned included a tavern and boarding house that were operated on this corner until her death in 1858.
 
Erected 2019 by The City of Opelousas 300 Project; National Park Service, Department of the Interior; Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of Cultural Development, Division of Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. 30° 32.01′ N, 92° 4.971′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is on North Court Street north of East Landry Street (U.S. 190), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Lacombe Hotel Site (here, next to this marker); Old Federal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Shute's Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Pitre's Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Union Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Opelousas (within shouting distance of this marker); Budd's Corner (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
More about this marker. East Landry Street (U.S. Highway 190) is also known as the Ronald Reagan Highway.
 
Manon's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler
2. Manon's Corner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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