Main Street in Opelousas from the late 19th century into the 20th century.
Main Street in downtown Opelousas has always been a vital part of the commercial districts for two centuries. These photos show the street as it appeared over some of those years.
The featured photo above shows Main Street looking south in the 1890s. Pictured are many of the businesses on the Main Street block between Bellevue and Landry streets. Some of the businesses at that time included the store of Solomon Jacobs, pictured to the left, and the store of Joseph Bloch, pictured to the right. In the center of the block is the Sandoz Opera House, an important part of the town’s story at that time.
The following photos are just a few more views of Main Street over the years.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
3rd Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.
Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!