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

The Dreyfus Building

Circa 1880

 
 
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April 1, 2010
1. The Dreyfus Building Marker
Inscription.
In the late nineteenth century, the Dreyfus building functioned as a large wholesale grocery. The original brick structure dates back to the period just after the great fire of 1870. In late 1929, it was partitioned to create two buildings. The Dreyfus building became known as the Sports Center in 1937 and was a popular gathering place of local residents for many years. The building remained vacant until 2003. At that time the building was purchased by the City of New Iberia and was designated as the Bayou Teche Museum to be operated by the New Iberia Museum Foundation.

Donated in loving memory of their parents by the children of
Mayor J. Allen Daigre and Hildarose Guidry Daigre
Iberia Cultural Resources Association 2008

French:
L’édifice Dreyfus
circa 1880
A la fin du 19 ème siècle, l’édifice Dreyfus était une grande entreprise de distribution alimentaire. La structure en brique d’origine remonte à la période qui a suivi le grand incendie de 1870. A la fin de l’année 1920, on le divisa en deux bâtiments. L’édifice Dreyfus devint le centre des sports en 1937, un lieu de rassemblement très populaire la population locale pendant plusieurs années. Le bâtiment resta inoccupé jusqu’en 2003. C’est alors que la municipalité de la Nouvelle-Ibérie l’acheta pour en faire
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April 1, 2010
2. The Dreyfus Building Marker
le Musée du Bayou Teche sous la responsabilité de la Fondation des Musées de la Nouvelle-Ibérie.

Spanish:
El Edificio Dreyfus
circa 1880
A finales del siglo diecinueve, el Edificio Dreyfus funcionaba como un mercado de venta al por mayor. La estructura original de ladrillo viene del periodo justo después del gran incendio de 1870. A finales de 1929 fue dividido para crear dos edificios. En 1937 el Edificio Dreyfus se conocía como el Centro de Deportes y fue, por muchos años, un centro de reunión popular de los residentes locales. El edificio quedó vacío hasta el 2003 cuando fue adquirido por la ciudad de Nueva Iberia y designado para el Museo del Bayou Teche, dirigido por la Fundación del Museo de Nueva Iberia.
 
Erected 2008 by Iberia Cultural Resources.
 
Location. 30° 0.303′ N, 91° 49.043′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 182) and Julia Street (Route 86), on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 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 marker. The Davis Building (here, next to this marker); Evangeline Theater
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3. The Dreyfus Building Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Segura - Labourgeois Building (within shouting distance of this marker); James Lee Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Murray Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Bazus Building (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.
 
Also see . . .  Bayou Teche Museum. (Submitted on August 11, 2015.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2015. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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