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Wednesday, July 24, 2013


New Cottage.
Mr. Pelham is building another cottage, in McComb's addition, just north of Henry Church's residence.
Laf. Adv. 1/12/1889.

Old House Torn Down. - This old building on the south side of the court house square, at one time occupied by The Advertiser, has been torn down, and in its place will be erected a dwelling house for rent.
Laf. Advertiser 1/13/1904.

Building. - Dr. T. B. Hopkins is building a nice cottage near his residence on the new Compress street just opened, which has already been rented.
Laf. Advertiser 1/13/1904.

Many New Buildings.

The number of buildings going up in town and the continuous demand by people who want to rent dwelling houses, may be taken as a sure sign that Lafayette is forging ahead very rapdily. Lafayette is the coming town of Southwest Louisiana. There isn't the least doubt about it in the minds of those who take notice of current events. It isn't McKinley's spasmodic wave of prosperity that has struck us, it is a healthy, steady and substantial growth that Hanna himself couldn't stop if her dared. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

New Residences.
The Gazette is informed that contracts have been made for the erection of four cottages. Mr. D. J. Veazey has contracted with with Mr. B. F. Anderson to build two houses in McComb's addition and Mr. P. B. Roy will build two more houses on the vacant lots near Moss & Co's store. There are more buildings going up in Lafayette than in any other town in Southwest Louisiana. There is no doubt about the correctness of this statement. We are not on a boom, but we are forging ahead at a pretty fast gait. Lafayette Gazette 2/4/1899.

Mr. Hebert Billeaud is the happy possessor of a charming residence at Broussardville. It is one of the finest in our parish. Mr. Anderson, the builder of it, has certainly done well. Laf. Adv. 2/5/1898

 E. M. Thompson, the competent carpenter and builder from Duson, has been at work building a residence for Bob Richard. It is to be erected near A. E. Mouton's and promises to be a very neat house. Laf. Adv. 2/9/1895.

The Lafayette Building and Loan Association have accepted the neat cottage built by Mr. Fred Mouton and turned it over to Mr. E. Mayfield, who has moved into it. It is an ornament to the Mouton addition.
Laf. Adv. 2/9/1889.

Our friend Wall. at the depot, now wears a smile of his countenance which even a question as to the whereabouts of a delayed train fails to dissipate. He is now living in his own house, instead of paying rent; that is the Building and Loan association have purchased the cottage on Pierce street which he occupies, and his payments - installments and interest - to the Association are but little in excess of the rent paid by him.  We advise others of our citizens to avail themselves of the benefits of this Association and become owners of their dwellings. Laf. Adv. 2/9/1889.

The Work of repairing and renewing the dwelling house of Mr. F. Demanade recently purchased from Mr. Eddie Higginbotham, was begun this week, preparatory to the building being occupied by Mr. Demanade's family. Mr. Ulysse Poinboeuf is doing the painting and wall paper hanging.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/10/1894.

Wm. Butcher , the real estate and insurance agent, is now a resident of Lafayette. He occupies his pretty cottage in Mill's Addition. Laf. Gazette 2/14/1903.

 New residences will be erected in Lafayette very shortly. Laf. Adv. 2/19/1898.

Mr. L. Hirsch is building a neat cottage residence on Lafayette street adjoining Mr. Noville's jewelry shop. Laf. Adv. 2/21/1891.  

 Mr. Auguste Degrez has fenced in half a block on Lincoln Avenue, just east of Louis Livet's gunsmith shop, preparatory to building several tenement cottages as soon as the weather settles. Laf. Adv. 2/21/1891.

 More tenement houses are needed, and the building boom will commence soon. This will put more money in circulation here. Laf. Adv. 2/21/1891.

 Mr. H. L. Monnier is now erecting three neat tenement cottages on his property between I. Falk's corner store and his residence. He has already engaged to rent the cottages, and tenants are awaiting to move in as soon as they are finished.
Laf. Adv. 2/21/1891.

Messrs. Orren B. Hopkins and Frank K. Hopkins will each erect very shortly two handsome residences on Hopkins street. Mr. Carey has secured the contract for painting and papering houses. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1902

The Building Continues. - There is a steady continuation of building in Lafayette and all over town new houses are going up, among the number being some very nice cottages. There is a good strong demand for lots and and they bring fine prices.   Lafayette Advertiser 2/22/1902.

Mr. A. T. Caillouet, of St. Mary parish, is erecting a large and handsome residence on his property in Mouton's addition, on Mouton's avenue, recently purchased from Dr. E. Delmouly. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1890

Mr. Andre M. Martin is enlarging and remodeling his residence, after the Queen Anne cottage style. This, will not
only add to the comfort and convenience of his home, but it will make it an attractive ornament to that neighborhood. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1890

 New buildings in the neighborhood of the depot have been pushed forward rapidly. Schayot Bros. large building, just East of the Racket House, is finished on the outside, and Mr. Beber Eastin has got the first coat of paint on. It looms up well, and adds much to the appearance of the block. Further out, on the opposite side of the avenue, Mr. Degrez's cottage is about completed, and Joe Villere is flopping a brush on it like an Atchafalaya swamper fighting mosquitoes. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1890

Mr. E. Priollaud has just let out a contract to Mr. Fred Mouton for the erection of a dwelling house with jewelry store connected, in McComb addition adjoining the Frank Church property. Work on the building will be commenced at at early date. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

Mrs. M. P. Young is having an addition built to her handsome and commodious residence, which will be used for a dining room.
Laf. Advertiser 2/25/1893.

Mr. Thomas Rogers is having a neat family residence built in the Northen portion of McComb addition and thus "The work goes bravely on." Laf. Advertiser 2/25/1893.

Mr. Hebert Billeaud is erecting a couple of cottages on Madison street, adjoining
 Mrs. Henry Landry's residence lots.
Laf. Advertiser 2/28/1891.

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