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Historical Markers in Carville, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of Iberville Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Iberville Parish, LA (31) Ascension Parish, LA (63) Assumption Parish, LA (13) East Baton Rouge Parish, LA (416) Iberia Parish, LA (67) Pointe Coupee Parish, LA (20) St. Martin Parish, LA (42) West Baton Rouge Parish, LA (40)  IbervilleParish(31) Iberville Parish (31)  AscensionParish(63) Ascension Parish (63)  AssumptionParish(13) Assumption Parish (13)  EastBatonRougeParish(416) East Baton Rouge Parish (416)  IberiaParish(67) Iberia Parish (67)  PointeCoupeeParish(20) Pointe Coupee Parish (20)  St.MartinParish(42) St. Martin Parish (42)  WestBatonRougeParish(40) West Baton Rouge Parish (40)
Plaquemine is the parish seat for Iberville Parish
Carville is in Iberville Parish
      Iberville Parish (31)  
ADJACENT TO IBERVILLE PARISH
      Ascension Parish (63)  
      Assumption Parish (13)  
      East Baton Rouge Parish (416)  
      Iberia Parish (67)  
      Pointe Coupee Parish (20)  
      St. Martin Parish (42)  
      West Baton Rouge Parish (40)  
 
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1Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Administration Building, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville
Indian Camp Plantation, Henry Howard, Architect, Built 1859, Wood, Masonry & Steel, Sq.Ft. 17,042Facing River Road in a prominent position at the entrance to the grounds is Indian Camp Plantation, the most important single architectural feature . . . Map (db m111579) HM
2Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Cage Door of Harry T. Chimpanzee
Harry was a "bull" chimp (alpha male). His importance in Laboratory Research was that his blood was used to make an extract called transfer factor that was given to patients. His "official" designation was a special study case "Harry T. Chimpanzee". . . . Map (db m104365) HM
3Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Indian Camp Plantation
The plantation home, built in the 1850's, became the site of the Louisiana State Leprosarium in 1894. The U.S. Public Health Service acquired it in 1921. It is now known as the National Hansen's Disease Center.Map (db m94327) HM
4Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Staff Housing, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville
The original on-site staff housing began when the Daughters of Charity arrived in April of 1896 to care for the leprosy patients. They lived in the old plantation, Indian Camp. When the US Public Health Service officers took operational control . . . Map (db m98455) HM
5Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — The Daughters of Charityof St. Vincent de Paul
In 1895, the Louisiana Leper Home Board of Control needed to secure nursing services for the first patients. They approached a Catholic nursing order with the promise of furnishing sleeping and living arrangements. The Daughters of Charity of St. . . . Map (db m104258) HM
6Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — The STARCarville's Patient-Published Newspaper
The Sixty-six STAR was born in 1931, with Stanley Stein as its editor. The name was selected by Carville patient and Texas pharmacist, Stanley Levyson (AKA Stanley Stein). It was first published as a mimeograph sheet dealing with hospital . . . Map (db m104261) HM
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7Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Triumph At Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in AmericaThe Story of the Triumph over Leprosy; Mankind's most Historically Feared Disease
In 1894, The Louisiana Leper Home was established at an abandoned plantation south of Baton Rouge, near a town eventually known as Carville. That November, the first seven patients, transferred from a "pest house" in New Orleans, arrived on a coal . . . Map (db m104257) HM
 
 
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Dec. 10, 2022