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Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Building

Circa 1951

 
 
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1. Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Building Marker
Inscription.
This building, dedicated in 1951, was constructed with funds provided by the State of Louisiana. Designed by noted architect Owen J. Southwell, this local landmark, with its sugar cane mill inspired exterior and classic European Renaissance themed theater, was once the largest stage in Louisiana. The building's unique seating is constructed on metal frames curved to match the stage, allowing for the most advantageous viewing layout possible every other row of seats has a different width to allow alternating rows a view of the stage. This structure hosts a plethora of events culminating in the crowning of Queen Sugar during the annual Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair.

Donated by the Iberia Parish Government in honor of the citizens of Iberia Parish.

French:
Bâtiment du Festival de la Canne à Sucre
circa 1951
Cette structure, inaugurée en 1951, fut construite avec des fonds de l'état de Louisiane. Conçu par le célèbre architecte Owen J. Southwell, ce monument local, avec son apparence extérieure inspirée d’un moulin à canne à sucre, et son théâtre qui rappelle la renaissance classique européenne, fut la plus grande scène de Louisiane. Les sièges remarquables sont montés sur des cadres métalliques courbés pour s’adapter à la scène et permettre le meilleur point de vue possible. Une
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2. Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Building Marker
English text.
rangée de sièges sur deux présente une largeur différente pour permettre aux rangées intercalées de voir la scène. Cette structure accueille une pléthore d’évènements, dont le couronnement de la reine du sucre, lors du festival annuel de la canne à sucre de Louisiane.

English:
El Edificio para el Festival y la Feria de la Caña de Azúcar
circa 1951
Este edificio, dedicado en el año 1951, fue construido con los fondos proporcionados por el estado de Luisiana y diseñado por el notable arquitecto Owen J. Southwell. Este punto de referencia local, con su molino de caña de azúcar fue capaz de inspirar la parte exterior y el renacimiento clásico en el tema del teatro que fue alguna vez el más grande escenario en Luisiana. La forma única de la ubicación de los asientos en el edificio esta construída sobre monturas de metal curvado para así poder coincidir con el escenario, para de esa manera permitir que la distribución de los asientos pueda obtener la más ventajosa visibilidad posible. Cada fila de asientos alternadamente tiene un ancho diferente para así permitir que las otras filas alternadas tengan una visión diferente del escenario. Esta estructura alberga una plétora de eventos que culminan con la coronación de la Reina del Azúcar durante el Festival y la Feria Anual de la Caña de Azúcar de Luisiana.
 
Erected
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3. Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Building Marker
French and Spanish text.
2012 by Iberia Cultural Resources Association.
 
Location. 30° 0.288′ N, 91° 48.449′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on Parkview Drive (State Highway 87) south of Kirk Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Parkview Drive, New Iberia LA 70563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Larned Gates (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frédéric Henri Duperier (approx. 0.4 miles away); Becoming New Iberia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Félicité (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Original New Iberia Fire Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Iberia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Peter's College (approx. 0.4 miles 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. AgricultureArchitectureMan-Made Features
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2016.
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