Location: New Iberia, LA

Client: City of New Iberia


Project Description: 

Originally constructed in the late 1800s, the condition of the building varied drastically over the years. At the time of construction, the building was structurally unstable and the historic façade was covered with run-down metal panels from a prior renovation. Paul J. Allain, Architect APAC restored the 1896 historic façade with the use of brick and native woods, stabilized the structure, mitigated the growth of mold, designed a protective entry canopy and tall French doors, all in keeping with the architectural details of the time period. On the interior, interactive audio-visual gallery displays were designed to showcase a permanent collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the Native Americans and immigrants who settled the region, and other historical and political people, events and industries along the Bayou Teche.