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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Discover Lafayette’s Past – Marquis de Lafayette

Are you familiar with the story of the Marquis de Lafayette, the man Lafayette, Louisiana is named after? The Marquis de Lafayette was a hero of the American Revolutionary War, having served under General George Washington in several crucial battles. He was only 19 years old when he came to the states and he had no previous […]

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