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BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND GUIDE - 1901

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND GUIDE

Crowley Signal February 23, 1901
Transcribed by Winston Boudreaux - 2005

Listings by towns:

GUEYDAN

The Gueydan News H.L. Gueydan, Proprietor Newspaper, Real Estate, Notary Public, Southern terminus of Midland branch railroad is 15 miles southwest of Crowley. Center of large rice section, population 450. “A weekly advertising medium
Gammill & Co.   Gen. Mdse.
W.L. Doss   Gen. Mdse., Dry goods, hats, cps, shoes, staples & groceries
Godard Drug Co. Emile Toups, Mgr. Prescriptions filled at all hours. Fresh drugs always on hand, private attention to all.
General Blacksmithing F.M. Ferguson Horseshoeing a specialty.
Mill Charles Clark Dealer in flour, feed & grain, feed ground to order, agent for J.I. Case Threshing machines, McCormick binders and mowers.
Graham & Stahl’s Graham & Stahl’s Extensive line of dry goods, notions
Jones Bros.   Livery, feed and sale stable. Stock boarded by day or month. Prices reasonable. Dray line heavy hauling a specialty
H.B. White   Physician & Surgeon. Office over Godard Drug Store
C. Hungerford   Dealer in groceries and canned goods
Dr. E. W. Gill   Physician & surgeon
Gueydan Meat Market A.J. Dudley & Son Cold storage, ice for sale
Abraham Williams & Bro.   Dealers in general merchandise, dry goods, hats, shoes, clothing, notions, groceries and drugs.  Located on First Street.
Shuckrow House Con Shuckrow, Prop. Best one dollar per day house in the city. Located near the depot.  
Reims & Jaudel   Successors to Sig Brown.  General merchandise. Highest price paid for country produce.
Chauvin & Theriot   Dealers in fancy groceries, fruits. Hats, shoes, notions, wild ducks supplied to trade.

RAYNE

Bruner Bros.   Buggies, carriages, harness & farm implements. Groceries and Texas saddles. Rayne is located on main line of Southern Pacific (Railroad), 160 miles west of New Orleans. Population 1200. Cotton, rice, corn and produce.  
Crandall & Robinson Lumber   Shingles, sash, doors, etc., Corn, oats and hay
Aug. L. Chappuis   Hardware & Implements. Buggies & carriages, Agent for Wilson Heater.
Rayne Ginning Co.   Cotton bought or ginned on toll.
J.C. Besse   New and second hand furniture bought and sold. All kinds of repair work and cleaning
H. Louis Mersh   Fruits, groceries, oysters and tobaccos. Best lunch counter in town.

EUNICE

Frankel & Mayer   Dealers in general merchandise. Cotton and rice buyers. Situated on the _____ 18 miles north of Crowley, rich agricultural section.
Reed & Tate   Dealers in general merchandise, groceries, feed, hardware, drugs, etc.
L.A. Boudreau   Lumber and shingles, sash, doors and all builder’s materials.  Contractor and builder, estimates furnished.
The Red House Mrs. Jos. A. Gil Patronage of drummers and traveling men solicited. Fresh fish and game in season.
E.J. Ledoux   Livery and feed stable. Accommodations for travelers, Drivers furnished.
D. Sittig   Livery and stables. Best turnouts. Reliable drivers for travelers.
Gus Fuselier   General merchandise.
A. Fuselier   Agent Edw. Rose & Co. Tailors to the trade. Suits made to order. Office at Gus Fuselier’s store
F.X. Brennen   Dealer in general merchandise, drugs and groceries.
Jones & Savoy   Drugs, patent medicines, stationery. Prescriptions carefully filled.

CROWLEY

H.W. Thomas   Expert electrician.  Electrical wiring and all kinds of electrical work.
Hollins Bros.   Watchmakers, Jewelers.  Fine repair work a specialty.
Miller & Kaplan   Clothing, hats and caps. Gent’s furnishings, etc., slickers, mackintoshes and rubber goods. Next door to Lyons drugstore.
J.F. Jackson   Watches, diamonds and jewelry. All kinds of fine repair work my specialty.  Parkerson Ave.
Dr. H.H. Hawsey   Dentist. Office over Hollins Bros.. Phone No. 107. Hours 9 to 12 and 2 to 5.
L. H. Walker   Manfacturer of harness and saddlery. Repair work a specialty. Parkerson Ave., Kelsey building.
H.C. Stewart   Fine millinery and ladies furnishing goods.
The Metropolitan   Sweetest ice cream parlor in Crowley. Periodicals, candies, soda water and cigars. Next to Bon Ton Tailoring Co.
Pavy & Terwilliger   Abstractors. Notaries Public and loan agents.  Corner of N. Court St. and Parkerson Ave.
L.V. Johnson   Livery and feed stables. Finest turnouts in the city. Opposite Welsh’s stable.
Harvey Sanders   The best cistern on earth is Galvanized Cistern made by Harvey Sanders, tin and sheet metal worker. West of court house square.
R.M. Carver   Livery, feed and sale stable. Phone No. 77. Second St. near Duson’s office.
M.C. Holt   General Merchandise. Staples and fancy groceries. High grade goods at low grade prices.
Creole Restaurant N.A. Dugas The Ladies cafe.  Meals at all hours. Open day and night. Parkerson Ave.
J.H. Smith   Transfer line. Telephone No. 134. All kinds of heavy hauling done on short notice.
Hewett & White   Contractors and buildings.  Brick work a specialty. Estimates made on request.
Joe Koko   Upholsterer and mattress maker. New and second hand furniture bought and sold,  repaired. Next to Welsh’s stable.
A.J. Guidry   Optician.  Morris’ Pharmacy next to post office
J.A.M. Clont   Fruit, oysters, fish. Candies and tobacco. (Near Crowley bank)
F.A. Washka   General Blacksmithing.  Horseshoeing a specialty, general repair work done. 8th St. west Parkerson Ave.
C.A. Hansom   Lunch counter and fruit stand. Fancy groceries. Next to Crowley Fur Co.  Hot coffee and lunches.
B.A. Antakly   General merchandise.  Cheapest spot cash store. We keep no books, you pay no bad accounts.
J.A. Thornton   Fruits and candies, cigars and tobacco. Parkerson Ave. next to Newman’s paint store.
Acadia Tea Store   Old post office building.  All the latest periodicals, magazines, novels. Daily and weekly papers, stationery, school supplies.
C. Cohn   National clothing and gent’s furnishing store. Men, youth and children outfitted from head to foot. Next to First National Bank.
Louis Fontenot   Tin, Cooper and Sheet Iron Worker. Dealer in stoves, ranges, tinware, etc. Parkerson Ave.
Bon Ton Tailoring J.F. Kelly, Mgr. Fine tailors.  Cleaning, dying and pressing. Old clothes made as good as new.
L.B. Chachere   Groceries, canned goods, salt meats and produce. One block north court house.  Phone No. 158.
Miss V. Hutchinson   Milliner. Hats trimmed or untrimmed. Latest styles and shapes always on hand. Corner Parkerson Ave. & 5th.
W. Price   Sole agent celebrated Singer sewing machine. Machines sold on the installment plan. Box 121.
Kollitz & Feitel   Clothing, shoes, hats our specialty. Groceries and glassware. Block south of court house.
W.W. Higginbotham   Groceries. Canned goods, fruits, tobacco. Nason bldg., Third St., Hot coffee and short order lunches.
T.H. Hoffpauir   General Draying. Careful attention to all kinds of hauling. Office at family meat market.
Mrs. E. Guidry   Fine candies and fruits. Fresh candies and fruits received daily. Parkerson next to Hollins.
O.K. Repair Shop   Electrical workers. Electric lights put in and all kinds of electrical work done. 3rd St. next to Hinchliffe hotel.

ESTHERWOOD

Is located on main line Southern pacific 172 miles west of New Orleans, 6 miles west of Crowley. Population 300 (note: pop number isn’t very clear)
Lyons & Keely   Blacksmith and wheelwright. Plow sharpening. Repairing of all kinds. All work done promptly.
Dr. R. Trezevant Prop. Physician and surgeon. Estherwood Drugstore. Local and long distance phones in my office.
Fleshman & Coles Prop. Livery and feed stable. Special attention to traveling men.
A.L. Gaidry   General merchandise.  Drugs, shoes, hats & hardware.
V. Roussell & Son   Dry goods and groceries , general merchandise.
DeBlanc, D., Jr.   Dealer in whiskies, wines, tobaccos, cigars. Chesterfield brands our specialty.
W.M. & E.T. Hoyt   Lumber, sash, doors and shingles. Corn and oats. Builder’s hardware. Rice growers, money to loan on real estate.
Adam Alvarado Prop. Estherwood Barber Shop.  Hair cutting, shaving and shampooing.
Estherwood Hotel S.G. Watkins, Prop. Traveling and trade solicited.
Jacob Kollitz   Estherwood Emporium. Everything in merchandise. Buyer and shipper rice.
John P. Hoyt   Justice of Peace and Notary Public. Notarial work attended to.  Collections a speciality.
Estherwood Mercantile Co.   Successors to Caldwell Bros. General merchandise.  Boots, shoes, groceries, dry goods, and clothing.
Numa Laviolette   Fresh meats of all kinds always on hand. Next to Mohan & Maignaud.
Jean Castex   The pioneer merchant. Dealer in groceries, provisions, dry goods, notions, clothing, hats, boots, shoes, hardware & crockery. Agent for New Orleans Acid & Fertilizer Co.  

IOTA

On Midland branch 10 miles north Southern Pacific; is 15 miles NW of Crowley.  Population 300.
Adolph Baumann   Dealer in general merchandise. Shipper of rice and other country produce. Post office Iota. Midland Branch S.P.R.R.
J.A. Sabatier & Co.   Dealer in general merchandising.  Plantation implements. Good warehouse facilities.
E. Barousse & Co.   Dry goods, groceries, hardware, boots, shoes, hats and caps, crockery and glassware.
Callahan Mfg. Co. Ltd.   Lumber, shingles and hardware, paints and oils.
H.I. Daughenbaugh   Dealer in general merchandise.
R.A. & E.J. Murf   General blacksmithing, horseshoeing and woodwork.  Repairing is my speciality.
Fenelon Bros.   Warehouse storage for rice and all products of all kinds.
Menou & Co.   Grain, feed and lumber. Office at Fenelon Bros. warehouse
Hayes Pharmacy   Headquarters for patent medicines. Toilet articles, etc.  Office at Dr. F.N. Hayes, physician & surgeon.
Crescent Saloon Cart & Raagan, Prop. Fine wines, liquors and cigars. Jug trade a speciality.

TRILBY

(Santo postoffice) is located on Midland branch of 16 miles north of Southern Pacific main line. Rice and produce.
Jos. H. Fabacher   Dealer in groceries, clothing, dry goods, hats, caps, boots and shoes. Drugs and medicines, Farm Implements.
F.J. Klein   Dealer in groceries, dry goods, hardware, drugs, publishing goods. Country produce bought.

MORSE

On Midland branch 4 miles south of main line S.P.R.R. Newly developing rice section. Has a rice mill.
Callahan Mfg. Co. Ltd.   Lumber, shingles and hardware, paints and oils.
W.S. Gault   Dealer in general merchandise. The Post Office store.

DASPIT

Located on the Midland branch 8 miles south of main line S.P.R.R. Rice and produce. (Dixie Post Office)
V.H. Wood   Dealer in general merchandise, dry goods, notions, boots and shoes.  Groceries and hardware. (Dixie P.O.) Oldest establishment in Daspit.

CHURCH POINT

Church Point is a center for northeast portion of Acadia parish. Population (note: newspaper is smudged.) “50”?
J.E. Daigle & Son   Dealer in general merchandise and proprietors.  Cotton gin. Cotton bought or ginned on toll.
David & Breaux   Dealers in general merchandise, hardware, clothing, boots, hats, caps and groceries.
John D. Murrel   Blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairing.  Wagon and carriage material of every description.
T. Guidry   Dealer in hardware, implements, stoves, saddles, groceries, wagons and wagon material. Barber shop. Manufacturer of shores, harness and saddles.
Emond Deville Prop. Carriage and iron works, Blacksmith, wheelwright, trimming and painting done.  Prices moderate
Homer Barousse   Dealer in general merchandise, hardware, saddles, harness, furniture, agriculture implements. Proprietor of cotton gin, cotton bought and ginning on toll.
Dr. L.B. Arceneaux   Physician & Surgeon.
W.A. Jenkins   Physician & Surgeon.  Office hours until 9 a.m.
L. Franques   Dealer in groceries, hardware, glassware, crockery, notions, tinware, etc., etc.
Rudolph David   Wines, liquors and cigars.
E.M. Richard   Carpenter, barrel, cistern and coffin maker.
A. W. Guidry   Painter and paper hanger.

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