The Erath Building

The Erath Building (HM1MSM)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 0.518', W 91° 49.367'

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Circa 1884

August Erath, born in Morat, Switzerland, in 1843 came to Louisiana in 1866 married Catherine Becht, and moved to New Iberia in 1876. Erath was a brewer by trade and practiced his art here for a few years. In 1884, he commissioned the construction of this building as a residence and place of business. The Architecture is unusual in that the several gables were designed to mask six chimneys. As the building neared completion, Mr. Erath had his initials cast in iron and affixed to the west wall. He was a civic leader and served as Mayor from 1887 to 1889. August Erath died in 1900.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIberia Cultural Resources Association
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Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 613534 N 3320325
Decimal Degrees30.00863333, -91.82278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.518', W 91° 49.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 31.08" N, 91° 49' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 333 W St Peter St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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