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

Bloch Corner

Northwest Corner of Bellevue and Main Streets

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2020
1. Bloch Corner Marker
Inscription.  Named for Joseph Bloch (c. 1833-1900), who emigrated from France and operated a successful mercantile store on this corner from the late 1850s until the later part of that century. The building that housed the store was known as the Miramond Memorial Building, one of the most elaborate buildings in the state at that time. In 1878, the town named a street in Bloch's honor.
 
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 this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 32.045′ N, 92° 4.899′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is on North Main Street near Bellevue Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 North Main Street, 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. City Hall (here, next to this marker); Old Union Bank Building (about 300 feet
Bloch Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2020
2. Bloch Corner Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Pitre's Corner (about 300 feet away); Budd's Corner (about 400 feet away); Old Lacombe Hotel Site (about 400 feet away); Manon's Corner (about 400 feet away); Old Federal Building (about 500 feet away); Shute's Drug Store (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
More about this marker. North Main Street is one-way south at this location.
 
Bloch Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, February 22, 2020
3. Bloch Corner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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