New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Provost's Café and Bar/Clementine Fine Dining and Spirits
Originally part of the 1777 Spanish Land Grant to François Prévost, this Iberia to Julia Street property with its circa 1890 building was purchased by Frédéric Henri Dupérier in 1829. The property remained with the heirs of Dupérier until its sale to Gaston Patout and then Richard Provost who opened Provost's Café and Bar in the 1930's. Originally in a pre-prohibition establishment in Loreauville, Louisiana, the café's 1890 tiger oak bar was purchased by Mr. Provost and moved by barge down the Bayou Teche to its present location. The café, sold in 1994, became Armand's Restaurant before Wayne Peltier purchased it in 2003 and renamed it Clementine, a popular downtown spot.
Donated in loving memory of their parents by the children of Dr. Vernon Aloysius Voorhies and Jacqueline Kofler Voorhies.
Erected 2012 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
Location. 30° 0.338′ N, 91° 49.075′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 182) and Bridge Street (State Route 86), on the right when traveling north on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 East Main Street, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Wormser's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamboat Era (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); James Lee Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gouguenheim Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dreyfus Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
More about this marker. Closed as of 2017.
Regarding Provost's Café and Bar/Clementine Fine Dining and Spirits. One of twenty-one trilingual historical markers (Spanish, French and English) located throughout New Iberia.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2017.