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City of Lafayette (Louisiana) Photograph Collection

Collection 111A

Lafayette (Louisiana), City of. Photograph Collection, 1880s–1985, n.d.

10 inches

This collection contains photographs of Lafayette and other locations in Lafayette Parish. Photographs in each folder are arranged by size and alphabetical order.

WARNING: Folder 2-11 contains a photograph with racist and disturbing imagery. To preserve historical integrity, this photograph is retained in the collection.


A. Broussard 1-01
B. Carencro 1-02
C. Lafayette 1-03 through 2-02
D. Youngsville 2-03
E. Individuals 2-04 through 2-07
F. Lafayette Parish Groups 2-08
G. Lafayette Groups 2-09 through 2-11
H. Lafayette Parish 2-12 through 2-14


Box 1
  A. Broussard
    1-01 Broussard
        Billeaud Sugar Refinery, n.d.
  B. Carencro
    1-02 Carencro
        Evangeline Downs (under construction), August 1965
        Evangeline Downs (being constructed), February 1966
  C. Lafayette
    1-03 Residences and Residential Districts
        Bendel Carriage House
        House on Sterling St., Lafayette, LA
        Ile Copel, Home of First Democratic Governor of Louisiana
        Residence on Dunreath Street
        Dunreath Street, Lafayette (2)
        Ile Copel, Home of First Democratic Governor of Louisiana
        John Graser Home, circa 1880s
        Lionel Jeanmard Residence
        M. Eloi Girard Home
        Mouton House, Lafayette St. (3)
        Mouton House Shed
        North Sterling Street Home
        Paul Hernandez Residence (3), 26 March 1936, n.d.
        Paul Kraus Home
        Richard Chargois House (2)
        Village Two Apartments Fire, January 1974
        Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum
        Bereaud House at Lee Avenue and Barry
        Roy House [corner of University and Johnston]
    1-04 Residential Districts
        Johnston Street Near Jefferson (3), 1922
        Buchanan Street
        Dunreath Street (7)
        Johnston Street Looking Northeast from Top of Girard Hall, 1922
        Johnston Street Looking Southwest from Top of Girard Hall, 1922
        Lafayette Street
    1-05 Businesses and Commercial District
        First National Bank - Camellia Boulevard Branch
        First National Bank - Four Corners Branch
        First National Bank - Northgate Branch
        First National Bank - Oil Center Branch
        First National Bank - Simcoe Street Branch
        First National Bank - Southside Branch
        Dan Chevrolet Company
        First National Bank Tower Groundbreaking
        First National Bank Tower Parking Garage
        Guarantee Bank
        Home Building and Loan Association
        Lafayette Building Association
        Lafayette Lumbar Company
        Lafayette Motors (3)
        Masters-Oliver Building [1st National Bank Location]
        Sans Souci Bookstore
        Handsome Brick and Stone Buildings in Lafayette, 1905
        Hub City Ford Warehouse Fire (2)
        First National Bank Tower (11)
    1-06 Businesses and Commercial Districts
        Azalea Court
        Evangeline Hotel (3)
        Beadle’s Feed-Seed Store
        Boustany’s Store
        Buckhorn Bar (3)
        First National Bank
        Gondoor Joseph Store, Oak Avenue
        Gordon Hotel (2)
        J.H. Town Store
        Jefferson Street
        Heymann’s Store
        Kraus Jewelry (2)
        Lighting Cleaners (2)
        Montgomery Ward
        Mrs. Tony Varisco Store
        R.H. McFaddin Staple and Fancy Groceries (3)
        Stute’s Grocery, Bar, and Barbershop
        United Hardware
        Evangeline Hotel
    1-07 Businesses and Commercial Districts
        Hilton Refrigeration, 1946
        Hilton Refrigeration, 1949
        Hilton Refrigeration, 1952
        Hilton Refrigeration, 1957
        Chag’s Country Club
        City Pharmacy
        Dixie Autolect, Lucy Ruth Voorhies, Manager
        Dixie Electric (4)
        Dubernard’s Meat Market and Restaurant (3)
        Jefferson Theatre (3)
        John Graser and Sons, Tinsmiths
        Mike Donlon Real Estate Office, Vermilion St.
        Rendezvous [Johnston and University]
        The Brown News
        Gauthier RU Center
    1-08 Commercial Districts
        Huey Long Rally
        Jefferson Street (2)
        Jefferson Street - Abdalla’s (2)
        Jefferson Street - City Hotel
        Jefferson Street - City Pharmacy
        Jefferson Street - De Luxe Café
        Jefferson Street - Flood
        Jefferson Street - Jefferson Theater
        Jefferson Street - Lafayette Building Association, First National Bank, Gordon Hotel
        Jefferson Street - Lincoln Avenue
        Jefferson Street - Main Street
        Jefferson Street - Moss Pharmacy
        Jefferson Street - Royal Theater
        LAGCOE (Louisiana Gulf Coastal Oil Exposition) Parade
        Vermilion Street
        Vine Street: Bus Station, Evangeline Hotel
    1-09 Churches
        St. John’s Cathedral (2)
        St. John’s Cathedral [2nd Structure]
        Carmelite Monastery
        Cathedral School
        Catholic Church During Civil War
        Episcopal Church
        First Baptist Church (3)
        Most Holy Sacrament
        Presbyterian Church on Buchanan Street
        Queen of Peace Cornerstone
        St. John’s Cathedral, 1917, n.d.
        St. John’s Cathedral [2nd Structure]
        St. John Oak and Cathedral
        St. Mary Orphanage, Bishop’s House
        St. Paul’s Church
        Tribute to St. John Oak, 1985
        First Methodist Church
    1-10 Schools
        Lafayette High School (3)
        Lafayette Primary School
        Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute
        Lafayette High Fire, January 1974 (3)
        Lafayette High School, 1930s
        Mt. Carmel Parade
        Northside Primary School
        Southside School [SLII Cadets and Band]
    1-11 Industries
        Lafayette Sash and Door Factory
        Attakapas Iron Works (2)
        Gerac Cotton Gin, circa 1890s
        HADACOL Plant
        Lafayette Broom Factory
        Lafayette Sugar Refinery [Denbo] (2)
        Mrs. Sonnier of Attakapas Iron Works
        People’s Ice Factory and Cotton Oil Mill
        Third and Railroad Ave. (Ironworks)
        Cotton Seed Oil Mill and Ice Factory, 1904
        Sugar Refinery, 1904
    1-12 Organizations
        First Masonic Temple, 29 May 1856
        Good Hope Home [Jackson and Lamar]
    1-13 Public Buildings
        Lafayette Public Swimming Pool
        Animal Control Shelter [under construction], November 1973
        Cajundome (4)
        Civil Defense Room, Lafayette Parish Courthouse
        Lafayette Parish Court House [3rd]
        Lafayette Parish Court House [4th]
        Model of Lafayette Public Library
        Time Capsule, Lafayette City Hall, 1984
        Tourist Information Center [Lafayette Parish], 4 January 1973
        U.S. Post Office
        From Roof of Cajundome
        Lafayette Municipal Bus Terminal
    1-14 Bridges
        Federal Troops Crossing Vermilion at Pinhook Bridge
        Southern Pacific Bridge Over Bayou Vermilion
    1-15 Transportation
        Lafayette Flying Service School
        Southern Pacific Depot (2)
        Southern Pacific Office Building, Brown News Restaurant
        Southern Pacific Round House
        Vermilion Queen
        Lafayette Municipal Airport
    1-16 Hospitals
        First Iron Lung at Charity Hospital [A. W. Dalferes, Dr. O. J. Duhon, Dr. Eric Guilbeau]
        Lafayette Sanitorium
        Lourdes Hospital (2)
        St. John Hospital
        Charity Hospital, Lourdes Hospital
        Lafayette General Hospital
        Southwest Louisiana Rehabilitation Center
        Color Photographs - Aerials of Lafayette Hospitals (11)
    1-17 Parks and Recreation
        Alfred Mouton Statue
        Chargois Park and Swimming Pool, 1910
        Old Racetrack
        Racetrack and Fairgrounds, Mudd Ave.
        Southwest Louisiana Fair Association, 17 October 1924
        Southern Pacific Golf Course
        Coulee at North End of Girard Park
    1-18 Aerials
        Postcard of Aerial View of Lafayette
        Aerial View of Lafayette, circa 1925
        Bendel Gardens
        Congress Street, West of Bertrand, 13 January 1973
        Downtown Lafayette, n.d.
        Downtown Lafayette, August 1960
        Downtown Lafayette, 1973 (3)
        Downtown Lafayette, Southside School
        Four Corners Area
        Johnston Street and South College, 26 February 1965
        Oil Center (2), 1955, n.d.
        Lafayette Aerial, circa 1973
        Lafayette Southside Aerial, circa 1973
        Southside Industrial Park Site, 6 September 1968 (2)
        Oil Center, 1972
    1-19 Lafayette Parish Centennial
        Lafayette Parish Centennial Celebration Historical Pageant (14), 1923
        Governor Heard Speaks at Parish Centennial, 1923
Box 2
    2-01 Bayous
        Bayou Vermilion, 1901-1902
        Vermilion River (2)
    2-02 Parades
        Abdalla Christmas Parade, November 1973
        FFA Parade [David Stewart driving tractor], 1947
        Mardi Gras Carnival on Jefferson Street
        SLI Band in Mardi Gras Parade [Jefferson Street across from Post Office]
  D. Youngsville
    2-03 Youngsville
        Overton Cade House
        Youngsville Bicentennial [E. C. Guillot, O. C. (Dan) Guillot], 1973
        Lindon Elementary: Nedra Delatta’s 3rd Grade Class
        Youngsville School
  E. Individuals
    2-04 Individuals A - C
        Begnaud, Alfred E.
        Begnaud, L. Paul
        Billeaud, M., Jr.
        Blanc, Alexis
        Blanc, Ernest
        Broussard, A. P.
        Broussard, Manning “Pete”
        Chargois, Louise
        Comeaux, Walter S., Jr.
        Abdalla (No first name provided)
        Abdalla, Ed
        Adamson, Bob
        Agnus, Sister
        Andrus, Dwight, Sr.
        Angers, Robert, Jr.
        Barry, Don “Red” (2)
        Begnaud, Alfred E.
        Begnaud, L. Paul
        Bendel, Henri
        Bertrand, Richard (3)
        Blanchet, Mayo
        Blanchet, Paul
        Burdin, J. J.
        Caillet, Leo (3)
        Casteel, Robbie
        Chappuis, Richard
        Chenier, Clifton (3)
        Clark, L. O.
        Burch, Edward
        Chatelain, E.J.
    2-05 Individuals D - H
        Delhomme, Rene
        Duhon, Gilbert
        Fournet, J. J.
        Gaudet, Mrs. H. M. (Norma Morris)
        Girouard, Lloyd
        Gondron, Lee Roy
        Guillot, Don
        Huval, Joe (2)
        Dalferes, A. Wilmot
        Daly, O. P.
        Davis, Paul
        Davis, Mrs. Paul
        DeBlanc, Bertrand
        Denbo, Anna Margaret
        Derbest, Genevieve Salles
        Elliott, Ralph
        Evans, T. L.
        Frey, Bishop Gerald
        Gardner, Frank
        Girard, M. Eloi
        Gomez, Ron
        Guilbeau, Nina [in costume for Centennial] (3)
        Hamilton, C. E.
        Happy Fats
        Hebert, Gaston (2)
        Hebert, Jay
        Heymann, Maurice
        Heymann, Mrs. Maurice (Germaine)
        Huval, Joe
    2-06 Individuals I - P
        Lalanne, Cleone R.
        Lalanne, Edna M.
        Landry, Eugene
        Landry, Warren
        Latour, John
        LeBlanc, A. J.
        Menard, Mitzi J.
        Menard, Overton
        Montet, Frank
        Montgomery, William A.
        Jeanmard, Bishop Lionel
        Judice, Alcide
        Judice, Leo
        LeBlanc, Dudley (4)
        LeBlanc, Lulu
        Mann, Louis
        Martin, George Armand “Bedot” (3)
        Michot, Louis J.
        Montgomery, C. Thad
        Montgomery, Elisabeth [Mrs. C. Thad] (4)
        Montgomery, William A.
        Mouton, Alexandre
        Mouton, Alfred
        Mouton, Edgar “Sonny” (2)
        Mouton, John S.
        Mouton, Marc
        Mouton, Robert
        Mouton, Sidney
        Mouton, Mrs. Sidney
        Parkerson, James H.
        Lange, Gordon
        McNaspy, Clement J.
        Mouton, Edgar “Sonny” [with Dave Treen]
    2-07 Individuals R - Z
        Roth, Louis B., Jr.
        Trahan, Gaboon
        Roy, Maxim
        Salles, H Eloise [Mrs. H. C. Salles]
        Saloom, Kaliste, Sr.
        Saloom, Kaliste, Jr.
        Sanders, Perry
        Schexnayder, Bishop Maurice
        Schroeder, Walter
        Shenaut, John
        Teurlings, Father
        Trahan, Gaboon
        Voorhies, Albert
        Voorhies, Cornelius, Sr.
        Voorhies, Cornelius, Jr.
        Voorhies, Dan
        Voorhies, Edward Gregory
        Voorhies, Felix
        Voorhies, Howard
        Voorhies, P.J., Sr.
        Voorhies, Sidney L.
        Young, D. S. “Shine”
  F. Lafayette Parish Groups
    2-08 Lafayette Parish Groups
        Adult Literacy Class, Northside School
        Alfred Begnaud and Robert Kennon
        Bill Landry Band
        Debaillon Family
        Dignitaries and Crowd, 30 November 1931
        Jay and Lionel Hebert
        Joe Huval and Minnie Pearl
        Judge A. Wilmot Dalferes, Bill Montgomery, Tom Callahan, and Lether Frazar
        Judge A. Wilmot Dalferes and Joe Huval
        Judge A. Wilmot Dalferes and Oliver LeBlanc
        Kenneth Bowen Family
        KVOL Radio [Larry Louviere and Tom Peers] (2)
        Literacy [Dr. Albert E. Winship, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Varisco]
        Louis Armstrong Dance Band
        Mike Donlon and F. Xavier Mouton
        Minstrel Shows [J. Y. Foreman, “Smokey” Patin]
        Minstrel Show Cast [J. Y. Foreman, “Smokey” Patin, Ory]
        Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Nehrbas
        Mt. Carmel Graduates, 1952
        New Orleans Boosters [Court House], 20 March 1930
        Rex McCullough and Bill Huff
        TIRAA Meet
        U.C.V. Reunion, October 1929
        Young Brothers
        Advertiser Staff Members
        Lafayette Water Department [Charles Bajat and Jim Love], 1974
        Lionel and Jay Hebert
  G. Lafayette Groups
    2-09 Lafayette Groups Identified
        Chamber of Commerce New Board, November 1973
        Chamber of Commerce Officers, November 1973
        Community Chest, 1973
        Guests at Kiwanis Club, November 1973
        Lafayette Arts Council Officers, 1975
        Rotary Boys Band
        Taking the Oath [new school board members], 1973?
        Lafayette Boosters Farmers Dairy Tour Group
        Lafayette Parish School Board
        Sontag’s Military Band of Lafayette
    2-10 Lafayette Groups Unidentified
        Cavalcade of America
        Lafayette Service club (unidentified)
        Louisiana Girls Going to Democratic Convention, 1928
    2-11 Lafayette Groups Subject
        Aviators [Leo Gros on left]
        Eddie Rickenbacker in Lafayette
        Group Honoring M. L. “Tigue” Moore
        HADACOL Caravan
        HADACOL Show
        Last Hanging in Lafayette Parish (WARNING: This photograph contains racist and disturbing imagery)
        Mental Health [Ernest Yongue, Shirley Covington, Jewel Lowe, Ted Brierre]
        Musicians [Bruce McDonald and Kenneth Richard] (2)
        Musicians [Michael Doucet, Barry Ancelet]
        Pilgrimage [Dudley LeBlanc, Herbert Hoover], 1930
        Planning Christmas Parade [Harold Abdalla, Bob Decour], November 1973
        Plotting Bike Paths
        Musicians [Clebert Melancon, P. Lee Begnaud, Cyprien Melancon, John Durand, Leonce Ransonet
        Swearing In John Hyde to Police Chief, 1974
  H. Lafayette Parish
    2-12 Lafayette Parish Subjects: Railroads
        Engine 474
        “Sabine”, Morgan’s Louisiana and Texas
    2-13 Lafayette Parish Subjects: Floods
        Billeaud Sugar Mill, 1927
        Breaux Bridge Highway, 1927
        Pinhook Bridge, 1927
        Refugee Center, 1927
        Flood of 1940
        Landry’s Po Boy Riverside Inn, 1940
    2-14 Lafayette Parish Subjects: Mardi Gras
        Mardi Gras Parade, 1976?
        Mardi Gras Doubloons
        Mardi Gras Parade (2)
        Mardi Gras Float Riders, 1976
        Mardi Gras Royalty, 1976 (2)