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Shot Street renamed: New Iberia approves change to Velma Lee Lane

Posted at 9:34 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 22:34:11-04

New Iberia’s Shot Street has a new name.

Tuesday evening, the city council unanimously approved changing the street’s name to Velma Lee Lane.

Shot Street was originally named after the rows of shotgun houses. Now, it will be renamed Velma Lee Lane after Velma Perrodin.

District 2 Councilman Marlon Lewis has been working on renaming the street since several shotgun houses were removed.

Perrodin is a noted community leader and was named the Daily Iberian’s Citizen of the Year in 1995.

The city will have a ribbon cutting ceremony once the street signs are changed.