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Photograph from CAROLA LILLIE HARTLEY private collection.

Contributing Writer

A glimpse of Landry Street in downtown Opelousas during the 1940s shows a lot of activity near the St. Landry Parish Courthouse. In this photograph, across Landry street from the courthouse is the Chachere building, and the Christman building, which at that time were part of the the large hotel in downtown Opelousas – Waldorf Hotel, Waldorf Cafe and Waldorf Bar. Today that area is a parking lot.