CAROLA LILLIE HARTLEY
Publisher and Contributing Writer
Feature Photograph: Washington State Bank picture on Main Street in downtown Washington, LA during the early 1900s. (Photo from the album of Ophelia Pitre Lafleur, Tommy Lafleur Collection.)
The Washington State Bank is one of the oldest banks in St. Landry Parish. Organized on April 11, 1893, it remains in business today in historic Washington, with branches in Opelousas, Eunice, Arnaudville, Palmetto, Leonville, and Lafayette.