The fire mural pays tribute to early firefighting and is dedicated to all firefighters – past, present and future. The mural, Early Fire Fighting: A Tribute to Lelle, was painted by a group of local artists at Opelousas Catholic under the direction of Cindy Pitre. The mural depicts the fire truck named after Marie Celeste “Lelle” Dupre’ Robertson. Along with her husband, she was an active member of the Hope, Hook and Ladder Fire Company Number 1, established in 1871. Miss Lelle has been credited with many of the company’s early successes, but most remember her for her role in helping fight the courthouse fire that occurred during the early years of the 20th century. You can find “Lelle” at the Hope, Hook and Ladder Fire Station in downtown Opelousas.

  • 109 North Union Street, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570