Parks’ Music House

 1891 Edgar Parks built a store and opera house at 320-322 Georgia Street at a cost of $7,000 and the stone work was completed by H.L. Hart, per the Louisiana Press Journal in April 1892

Parks Ad

Their advertisement in the 1903 Louisiana City Directory states:

“We have supplied three generations with music and musical instruments, and are still here to supply all demands in that line. Our customers are our friends.”

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The Sales Floor of the Parks Music House
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1906 advertisement in the Louisiana Press Journal.

The Clark Theater was “the theater” in Louisiana from its opening through the 1970s. It opened on May 22, 1931. This picture shows the crowd that gathered on opening night.

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Clark Theater Opening Night

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Clark Theater After Bombing 2

The Clark Theater was bombed in 1931, shortly after it opened.

1. Blaylock, Cindy. 2018. “Clark Theater Opening Night 5/22/31 :: Preserve Louisiana’s Images.” Missouri State Archives – Governors Records. Accessed July 24. http://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/louispl/id/367/rec/107.
2. Blaylock, Cindy. 2018. “Bombing of Clark Theatre 1931 :: Preserve Louisiana’s Images.” Missouri State Archives – Governors Records. Accessed July 24. http://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/louispl/id/368.
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