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1903 BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND OFFICIAL ROSTER
CITY OF LAFAYETTE


A city of 4,500 inhabitants, located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 144 miles west of New Orleans, in the cane, cotton and rice belt of Southwest Louisiana, and within five miles of the Anse La Butte proven oil field. It is the end of division of the Southern Pacific Railroad and the terminus of the Alexandria branch and growing city and an educational center. The following businesses have proven reliable and worthy of your patronage:

ATTORNEYS
Ralph Elliott, office east side of court house square
G. A. Breaux, office east side of court house square
Wm. Campbell, west side of court house square, Telephone 9.

BANKS
First National Bank, corner Vermilion and Jefferson streets, Telephone 1.

BARBER SHOPS
The Crown Shaving Parlors, Gabriel and Taylor, Proprs., Lincoln Avenue near depot.
Central Barber Shops, Lawrence Johnson, propr., at junction of Jefferson and Pierce streets.

BAKERY
Castel Bros., Washington street, Telephone 147.

BICYCLES AND BICYCLE REPAIR SHOPS
A. J. Bonnet, between Madison and Lafayette streets on block north of Congress street.

BLACKSMITH, WHEELWRIGHT AND HORSE-SHOEING
E. T. McBride, corner Vermilion street and Lee avenue.
J. Dauriac, Vermilion street, near Lee avenue.
W. H. Adams, Pierce street, near Lee avenue.

BOTTLING WORKS
Lafayette Bottling Works, corner Lincoln avenue and Vine streets. Telephone 24.
Etta Bottling Works, J. Bunt and F. Rupeter, proprs., corner Vermilion and Monro streets.

BRASS BANDS
Sontag Military Band, Prof. F. Sontag, leader.

BRICK AND TILE MANUFACTURERS
Lafayette Brick and Tile Manufacturing Co., near Power House on Alexandria Branch.

BUGGIES, HARNESS AND FARMING IMPLEMENTS
Gus. Lacostes, corner Vermilion and Madison streets. Telephone 123.

CABINET MAKER AND HOUSE FINISHING WORK
J. C. Broussard, corner Congress and Lafayette streets.
A. J. Bonnet, between Madison and Lafayette, one block north of Congress streets. Telephone 186.

CIVIL ENGINEER
C. S. Babin, office and residence on Main street near Johnston avenue.

CONFECTIONERY
S. E. Yandle, Lincoln aveunue near Garfield street.

CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Emes and Alexander, office on Grant avenue between Lincoln avenue and third streets.
J. A. Vandyke, office junction of Pierre and Jefferson streets.

DAIRYMAN
Osma Boudreau, dairy at Pecan Grove one mile northwest of Lafayette.

DENTIST
H. P. Beeler, Jefferson street. Office hours 8 to 12 and 1 to 5.

DRAYMEN
Ulysse Duhon, office at residence on Madison street near power house.

DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES
Leo Doucet, Pierce street between Congress and Garfield streets.
L. F. Rigues, corner Lincoln avenue and Cypress streets. Telephone 104.
A. T. Caillouet, Vermilion street, between Madison and Lafayette streets.
Alex Delahoussaye, corner Vermilion and Madison streets.

DRY GOODS, CLOTHING AND GROCERIES
Mouton Bros., corner Pierce and Congress street. Telephone 30.

DRY GOODS, CLOTHING AND SHOES
Levy Bros., corner Vermilion and Madison streets. Telephone 86-2.
Gus. Schulen, corner Pierce and Congress streets. Telephone 6.

DRUGGISTS
Lafayette Drug Co., Vermilion street near Madison. Telephone 86-4.
Guerre & Broussard corner Washington and Vermilion streets. Telephone 117.
People's Drug Store, Lincoln avenue, one block east of the depot.

EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALIST
C. G. Salles, office at residence, Madison steet between Vermilion and Buchanan.

FARM IMPLEMENTS, BUGGIES AND VEHICLES
Denbo and Nicholson, Lincoln avenue, between Vine and Cypress streets. Telephone 130.

FURNITURE
Pellerin and DeClouet, Jefferson street, near Vermilion. Telephone 25.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Tanner's, Vermilion street. Telephone 157
The Red Store, L. F. Salles, proprietor, corner Vermilion and Lafayette streets. Telephone 13.
L. F. Bellemin, corner Lincoln avenue and Orange streets. Telephone 167.

GROCERIES
Bernard & Meaux, east side court house square, corner Main and Madison streets. Telephone 183.
Wm. Neveu & Co., Lincoln avenue east side of railroad.

GROCERIES AND CROCKERY
Morgan & DeBaillon, corner Vermilion and Lee avenue. Telephone 34.
Jno. O. Mouton, Lincoln avenue, near depot. Telephone 52.

HARDWARE, WAGONS AND BUGGIES
Lacoste Hardware Store, Madison street near Main and Vermilion. Telephone 126.

HOTELS
Cottage Hotel, corner Vermilion and Jefferson street. Telephone 116.

INSURANCE
Parkerson and Mouton, fire, life and accident insurance, Vermilion between Jefferson and Madison streets.
Domengeaux & Guerre, fire, life and accident, Madison between Vermilion and Main streets.

LIVERY, SALE AND FEED STABLES
Gus Landry, corner Lincoln avenue and Vine street. Telephone 55.
A. Theall, north side of court house square. Telephone 8.

LUMBER YARD
Vordenbaumen Lumber Co., Ltd., O. B. Hopkins, manager, Hopkins avenue near power house.

MATTRESS FACTORY
Lafayette Mattress Factory, corner Buchanan street and Garfield alley. Telephone 198.

MILLING, GRAIN AND FEED
Magnolia Mills, Ltd., Buchanan street, near power house. Telephone 65.
Pelican Mills, Adolph Mouton, proprietor, near depot. Telephone 28-2

MEAT MARKETS
C. J. Jordan & Co., Pierce street near Congress.

OYSTERS, FISH AND VEGETABLES
John Bunt, corner Vermilion and Monroe streets. Telephone 53.

PHOTOGRAPHER
F. F. Carter, studio at junction of Pierce and Jefferson streets.

PHYSICIANS
G. A. Martin, office and residence, Lincoln avenue between Vine street and Garfield avenue.
J. L. Duhart, office and residence, Vermilion street between Johnston and Lee avenue.

REAL ESTATE
J. J. Mouton, south side court house square.
J. R. Domengeaux & Co., Madison street near Vermilion.

REAL ESTATE AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC LAND AND IMMIGRATION AGENT
J. C. Nickerson, Advertiser building, Jefferson street.

RESTAURANT
Domengeaux' Restaurant, corner Lincoln avenues and Cypress streets. Telephone 80.

RELIGIOUS PICTURES AND ENLARGING PICTURES
A. Millet, corn Vermilion and Lafayette streets.

TAILORING, CLEANING AND DYEING
Paul Beaurepaire, northeast corner court house square.

WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
P. Krauss, Lincoln avenue near Congress street.
T. M. Biossat, Jefferson street, near Vermilion.
H. K. Ruger, The Jeweler, Vermilion street, between Madison and Jefferson.

WHOLESALE GROCERIES
Merchants' Wholesale Grocer Co., Ltd., corner Buchanan and Second street. Telephone 210.

WOOD AND COAL YARD
Adolph Mouton, near depot. Telephone 28-2.

PARISH OFFICERS
Senator, Dr. A. O. Clark
Representatives: Overton Cade; Homer Durio
District Judge, C. Debaillon
District Attorney, William Campbell
Clerk of District Court, Ed. G. Voorhies
Deputy Clerk, F. K. Hopkins Sheriff, I. A. Broussard
Chief Deputy Sheriff, Albert Trahan
Deputy Tax Collector, William Clegg
Coroner, Dr. J. F. Mouton
Assessor, A. M. Martin
Treasurer, J. E. Martin


POLICE JURY
President, M. Billeaud, Jr.
Clerk, R. C. Greig
First Ward, Alonzo Lacy
Second Ward, Alex M. Broussard
Third Ward, J. C. Buchanan; F. G. Mouton
Fourth Ward, J. O. Blanchet
Sixth Ward, Saul Broussard
Seventh Ward, P. R. Landry
Eight Ward, John Whittington


PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
President, A. Olivier
Superintendent, L. J. Alleman
First Ward, Alex. Delhomme
Second Ward, Jasper Spell
Third Ward, Dr. N. P. Moss
Fourth Ward: Dr. R. O. Young; H. Theall
Sixth Ward, A. C. Guilbeau
Seventh Ward, A. D. Verrot
Eighth Ward, S. J. Montgomery


WARD OFFICERS
Justice, G. Bienvenu
Justice, H. L. Monnier
Constable, Leopold Hirsh


TOWN OFFICERS
Mayor, C. D. Caffery
Marshall, Edwin Campbell
Tax Collector, Chas. Debaillon
Clerk, Louis Lacoste
Treasurer, F. V. Mouton
Police: Henri Hebert; Sidney Veazey
Electrician, C. F. Melchert


TOWN COUNCIL
Councilmen: Jno. O. Mouton; A. E. Mouton; Geo. A. DeBlanc; Felix Demanade, M. Rosenfield; H. L. Fontenot; D. V. Gardebled

FIRE DEPARTMENT
President, A. E. Mouton
Vice President, Paul DeClouet
Secretary, B. J. Pellerin
Chief, A. J. LeBlanc
Assistant Chief, Wm. Graser

HOME FIRE CO.
President, C. O. Mouton
Vice President, Joe Ducote
Financial Secretary, Felix Voorhies
Recorder, August Labbe
Treasurer, S. R. Parkerson
Foreman, Dr. G. A. Martin
First Assistant, Gus Schmulen
Second Assistant, W. Riu

LAFAYETTE FIRE CO. NO. 1
President, Wm. Campbell
Vice President, Judge C. Deballion
Secretary, Felix Mouton
Treasurer, D. V. Gardebled
Foreman, Paul Castel

PELICAN FIRE COMPANY
President, P. L. DeClouet Vice President, George DeClouet
Sec-Treas., George DeBlanc
Foreman, J. R. Domengeaux
First Ass't Foreman, Levi Emes
Second Ass't Foreman, Aymar Guidry

RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY
Catholic Church--St. John avenue, end of Main street. Rev. E. Forge, Rector.
Episcopal Church--corner Lincoln avenue and Garfield street. Rev. C. C. Kramer, Rector
Methodist Episcopal Church South--Corner Congress and Washington streets. Rev. A. C. Smith, Pastor

SCHOOLS
Southwest Louisiana Industrial Institute--Dr. E. L. Stephens, President, corner Johnston avenue and Industrial street.
Lafayette High School--W. J. Avery, principal, Buchanan street between Second street and Hopkins avenue.
Lafayette Primary School--Miss Fadra Holmes, principal, Main street between Johnston and Lee avenues.
Home Institute--R. C. Greig, principal, St. John street, near Vermilion
Mt. Carmel Convent--Mother Zita, superior, square bounded by Lafayette, Convent and Madison streets.




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