New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Originally the Iberia House, the Bezus Building was erected circa 1880 on property purchased in 1868 by Laurent Bazus, a native of Vin-En-Bigorre, France. It is considered the oldest existing structure in New Iberia's downtown. Laurent's heirs have preserved this legacy: Aline Bazus Maumus, Laurent's daughter; Francis Maumus Compton and Robert Maumus, Aline's daughter and son; and Aline Compton Porter, Francis's daughter. Variety in tenancy - I.A. Martin's Photography, Nick Frittella's Shoeshop, Betar's Restaurant and Clothing Store, Insurance Agencies, Johnson's Sales Engineering and the local congressional office, among others - explains the building's diverse contribution to Main Street history.
Donated by Aline Compton Porter in loving memory of Francis Maumus Compton
Erected 2012 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
Location. 30° 0.274′ N, 91° 49.024′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 182) 0.1 miles west of South Weeks Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 East Main Street, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this The Murray Building (a few steps from this marker); Segura - Labourgeois Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Davis Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dreyfus Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Post Office - Circa 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Lee Burke (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
Regarding Bazus Building. One of twenty-one trilingual historical markers (Spanish, French and English) located throughout New Iberia.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • 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 133 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 17, 2017. 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. 4. submitted on June 17, 2017.