Iberia Parish

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Iberia

Iberia Parish is named for the Iberian Peninsula in Europe on which Spain is located.

 

Created:  October 10, 1868

Parish Seat: 

New Iberia  1868 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – New Iberia  

 

Location:  100 North State Street / Washington Street

Built:  1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  A Hayes Town

Contractor:  Gravier & Harper

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story white colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of New Iberia. The southeast front has a high center section with five narrow vertical windows and wide steps ascending to the first story entrance. The north and south wings are lower and recessed. The roof line is flat. This was a Work Projects Administration project. The supervisor was E M Morgan. The building had an addition constructed in 1967. The architect was Perry Segura & Associates of New Iberia and Herman Gesser Jr. and the contractor was Herpeche Construction Company Inc. of New Iberia. The building was renovated in 1977. The architect was Herman Gesser & Associates and the contractor was Herpeche Construction Company Inc. of New Iberia. The building was altered and an addition added from 1984 to 1986. The architect was Mesfayer, Darby & Partner and the contractor was Commercial Construction Company. On the southwest side of the courthouse is the two story Courthouse Annex.

 

Note:  The large mural in the courtroom was painted by Conrad A Albrizio in 1940. The subject of the mural treats the continued struggle waged by man to free himself from the forces and conditions which restrict his material, physical and moral well-being.

 

Note:  The first courthouse in 1868 was a temporary building which burned in 1870. Other temporary buildings were used until the first courthouse was a two story brick structure with mansard roof built in 1884 under the direction of Dominique Ulger Broussard at a cost of $22,000. The building was remodeled in 1922. The architect was J W Smith and the contractor was Caldwell Construction. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1939.

 

Parish Courthouse Annex – New Iberia  

 

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Location:  121 West Pershing Street / Providence Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Perry L Brown

Contractor:  Charles Carter and Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story buff colored brick and white colored concrete structure. The building is located in the center of New Iberia on the southwest side of the courthouse. The southeast front of the “L” shaped building has a recessed entrance The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1967 and 1968. The architect was Herman Gesser & Associates of New Iberia and the contractor was Teche Lumber & Building Supplies of New Iberia. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saint Martin Parish and Iberville Parish

E – Assumption ParishSaint Martin Parish and Saint Mary Parish

S – Saint Mary Parish and Gulf of Mexico

W – Vermilion Parish and Lafayette Parish

 

 

 

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Parish Courthouse – New Iberia

 

 

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Parish Courthouse Annex – New Iberia

 

 

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Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019