The Gouguenheim Building

The Gouguenheim Building (HM1YZ0)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 0.356', W 91° 49.107'

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Circa 1890

This building, having a second story gallery which extended over the sidewalk, was largely responsible for preventing a disastrous fire from spreading throughout the Town's business district. As flamed destroyed the block just east of here on the night of October 10, 1899, firemen decided that the best opportunity to contain the inferno would be here at Iberia Street. The decision was based on the fact that this building with its stucco walls and metal roof was more fire resistant than any neighboring structure. Thus, as the fire raged ever closer, firemen pumped water onto this building to prevent it from igniting.Donated by the George J. Trappey Family in loving memory of Barbara Tomlinson Trappey
HM NumberHM1YZ0
Year Placed2008
Placed ByIberia Cultural Resources Association
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Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 613955 N 3320030
Decimal Degrees30.00593333, -91.81845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.356', W 91° 49.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 21.36" N, 91° 49' 6.42" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 W Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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