New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Veterans Memorial Building
This building was built on property purchased from Dr. Andrew Emmer by the Iberia Parish Police Jury in 1948 during the period of patriotism following World War II. Designed by noted Louisiana architect A. Town Hays and constructed in 1949, the building was first known as the Iberia Parish War Memorial. Originally housing offices for various veterans' organizations, the building now hosts numerous social events such as receptions and dinners as well as meetings for different veterans' groups. Inside is a collection of memorabilia from several wars. The structure, owned by Iberia Parish, honors all its veterans who have served our country. The Navy jet located on the property is from the Korean War era.
Iberia Cultural Resources Association 2012
Ce bâtiment fut construit sur la propriété du Dr. Andrew Emmer, achetée par le jury de police de la paroisse d'Ibérie en 1948, au cours de la période patriotique qui suivit la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Conçu par le fameux architecte louisianais A. Hays Town et construit en 1949, le bâtiment fut d'abord connu comme le memorial de guerre de la paroisse d’Ibérie. Abritait initialement
Erected 2012 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
Location. 30° 0.221′ N, 91° 48.576′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on Mia Pow Memorial Drive south of Marie Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Mia Pow Memorial Drive, New Iberia LA 70563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Larned Gates (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frédéric Henri Duperier (approx. ¼ mile away); Becoming New Iberia (approx. ¼ mile away); Félicité (approx. ¼ mile away); The Original New Iberia Fire Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); New Iberia (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Peter's College (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
More about this marker. One of twenty-one trilingual historical markers (Spanish, French and English) located throughout New Iberia.
Categories. • Architecture •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2016.