Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Old Lacombe Hotel Site
Operating under several different names, a hotel once occupied this spot; an inn and tavern is recorded being here in the late 1700s. Most notably was the Eagle Hotel where the legislature convened during the Civil War when Opelousas served as the state capital of Confederate Louisiana. Later, the property was purchased and operated by Austin Lacombe and renamed the Eureka House and later as the Lacombe Hotel. The "new" Lacombe Hotel was completed in 1909, one block north of this site. The old structure located here was demolished in 1926.
Erected 2015 by City of Opelousas, Preserve America Grant, National Park Service, United Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 32.009′ N, 92° 4.971′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is on South 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. Manon's Corner (here, next to this marker); Old Federal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (within 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.