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

Gordon Square

 
 
Gordon Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Waldon, December 26, 2015
1. Gordon Square Marker
Inscription.  On this site in the year of 1904 the first hotel was opened in Lafayette as the Gordon Hotel. It was housed in this building and operated as a hotel through the 1950's.

This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Special recognition goes to its owners and other interested citizens who on the opening of Gordon Square in 1983 rededicated the birthplace of downtown Lafayette.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 30° 13.432′ N, 92° 1.122′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and East Vermilion Street, on the left when traveling south on Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette LA 70501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 9-11 Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Museum / Le Musee de Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); Cathedral-Carmel School (approx.
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¼ mile away); The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John Cathedral Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blue Moon Saloon & Guest House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pavy Studio (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  The Gordon Hotel. Acadiana Historical (Submitted on December 30, 2015.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2015, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 26, 2015, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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