History of Lafayette General Hospital

Lafayette General Hospital evolved from the Lafayette Sanitarium, the first hospital in Lafayette. The Sanitarium was founded in 1911 by Doctors L.O. Clark, J. Franklin Mouton, and L.A. Prejean. It was located on St. John Street and had five or six beds, eventually expanding to 84 beds. By the 1950s the facilities were inadequate and […]

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History of Lafayette Parish Courthouse

In January of 1823, the Louisiana Legislature carved Lafayette Parish out of the western portion of Saint Martin Parish.  At that time, there was already a jail building close to the Pinhook outpost settlement of Vermilionville. John and William Reeves owned land adjacent to the outpost and donated property for the purpose of building the […]

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Discover Lafayette’s Past: The Heymann Performing Arts Center

Architect A. Hayes Town designed the first municipal auditorium in Lafayette in 1957, under the direction of Mayor Jerome Domengeaux and Herbert Heymann. Their vision was to serve the eight-parish area of South Louisiana we now call Acadiana. Construction on the auditorium was completed in 1960 at 1373 S. College Road. 60 years later, we […]

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