Unfortunately the building at 318 Georgia no longer stands but it has history worth sharing.

E.L. Hesser built a building at 318 Georgia in 1891 at a cost of $4,000. According to the May 8, 1891 Louisiana Journal article J.C. McClure was doing the stone work on the building.

The city directories list the tenants of this building as:

E.L. Hesser
Miss Margaret M. Dunphy (Millinery)
318 ½- E.L. Hesser
Miss Margaret M. Dunphy Millinery
J.M. Ransom (Cigars)
318 ½- J.A. West (Osteopath)
318 ½- Paul and Burks (Chiropractors) , Gaylord Landsowne (Dentist)
Nickles Pharmacy

In 1903 through at least 1906, this building was home to Margaret Dunphy’s Millinery. Her shop was one of the most popular in Louisiana. It is where people would go to get the town gossip. Her shop eventually moved a few doors down to 306 Georgia. 1

Hesser Dental Parlors
1906 Advertisement in the Louisiana Press Journal.
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