“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Howe Institute


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October 7, 2016
1. Howe Institute Marker
Inscription.  Site of the first organized school for Black students in Iberia Parish, controlled by the Union 6th District Missionary Baptist Association, with Mr. Jonas Henderson, Sr. , principal and a dedicated staff of professionals.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
Location. 30° 0.243′ N, 91° 49.277′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on South Iberia Street west of East Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Iberia Street, New Iberia LA 70563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Booker T. Washington's Historic Visit to Howe Institute / Howe Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Iberia Courthouse Building (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eddie L. Dorsey, MD; Ima Pierson, DDS; Howard C. Scoggins, MD; Luins Williams, MD (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church Alley (approx.
Howe Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
October 7, 2016
2. Howe Institute Marker
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0.2 miles away); The Gouguenheim Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Church Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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