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.

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

In 1906, the building was home to Hesser Dental Parlors.

Hesser Dental Parlors
1906 Advertisement in the Louisiana Press Journal.

The other city directories list the following tenants:

1911: J.M. Ransom- Cigars

3181/2– J.A. West- Osteopath

1928: 3181/2 – Burks, Paul – Chiropractors, Gaylord Landsowne- Dentist

1937: Nickles Pharmacy, L.A. Nickles – Pharmacist

1944: Nickles Pharmacy, L.A. Nickles – Pharmacist

1. Prather, Charles E. n.d. “Louisiana City Directory (1903-1904).” Louisiana, Missouri.