501-503 Georgia were the first set of buildings John L. Fritz erected in Louisiana that we know of. A recap of the 1873 improvements seen in Louisiana states that “J. L. Fritz, corner 5th and Georgia streets, two two story brick stores. $3,000.”1

J.C Rose Butcher 515 Georgia
1906 & 1911 City Directory lists Martin V. Lafferty’s meat market in this location. The photo below was taken circa 1910 at the Lafferty meat market.
1 Louisiana Journal. 1874. “Improvements In City of Louisiana for 1873,”  January 03. 
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