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CreoleGen · 2d ago

Dances at the Autocrat Club (1930s-1950s)

The Autocrat Social and Pleasure Club  The Autocrat Social & Pleasure Club has long been a landmark building in 7th Ward of New Orleans. Located at 1725 Saint Bernard Avenue since 1924, it s...
CreoleGen · 2W ago

Researching in the St Landry Courthouse at Opelousas

  In 1720 le Poste de Opelousas was established and was the perfect stopping off point for those traveling and doing business between New Orleans and Natchitoches. Opelousas was the focal po...
CreoleGen · 1M ago

The Convent Maestro

   Sister Marie Seraphine, S.S.F. (1865- 1932) On May 21, 1865, a girl was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico who would become one of the only black female composers of music in 19th-century New ...
CreoleGen · 1M ago

The Gales/Gailes/Gills Family of St Landry Parish

This is the third in a series of articles we are posting on CreoleGen contributed by Mr. Alex Lee who has graciously agreed to share some of his research on Saint Landry Parish families. Thi...
CreoleGen · 1M ago

Faces From the Album: Laneuville, Reed, Walker, Monette

The New Year brings with it a new type of post to CreoleGen. In addition to our regular articles on the people, places, and institutions of Créole Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, we are beginn...
CreoleGen · 2M ago

When Students Ran the School (1927-1928)

It might be hard to imagine a high school being run without a secretary, librarian, treasurer and cafeteria workers, but such was the case at McDonogh #35 in New Orleans in 1927. Due to a la...
CreoleGen · 2M ago

Storyville’s “Big 25” & Arnold Dufauchard

From 1897 to 1917, Storyville was a legally sanctioned prostitution district just outside of New Orleans’ historic Vieux Carré. Storyville very quickly gained a national reputation not only ...
CreoleGen · 2M ago

Straight University Law Department 1874-1886

In the years immediately following the end of the Civil War, there was no greater desire among the millions of newly freed and newly enfranchised African Americans than to obtain education. ...
CreoleGen · 3M ago

Making a Living…..A Pharmacist and a Social Worker

  Peerless Pharmacy If you had approached the corner of Thalia and South Dorgenois Streets in the year 1949, you were probably on your way to Peerless Pharmacy. Even though it was located in...
CreoleGen · 5M ago

A Year to Remember…The Yellow Jackets (1949)

   Xavier University Preparatory (1949) Once the home to Southern University, this building housed Xavier students until 1954. The decision to tear down the beautiful Roman structure was not...