1801 Third Street, Alexandria, LouisianaTwo story, historic commercial building inside of Enterprise and Opportunity Zones and near other industrial businesses and historic buildings that have been adapted for residential use. Originally used as a pharmacy and restaurant downstairs while upstairs was a rooming house. Ready to be adapted to a new use! See Full Listing Here
Before this building was constructed, this corner directly next to the railroad was busy with the Southern Pacific roundhouse and the L R & M Lunch Stand.
In 1918, the building appears with Leonard’s Pharmacy owned by Charles C. Leonard in part of the building and the French Cafe owned by John Lacombe in the other suite.
Thu, Feb 21, 1918 – Page 5 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
April 11, 1918 Grapico Bottling Works would also locate in the building.
Thu, Apr 11, 1918 – Page 2 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Tue, Apr 21, 1925 – Page 5 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Charles C. Leonard, proprietor of Leonard’s Pharmacy and Cafe
In 1926, Leonard’s Pharmacy had a bit of a run in with the law. Between 1919 & 1933, the United States was under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors. Leonard was in hot water when Sheriff Downs raided his business and residence, unearthing 26 quarts of liquor under his car in the garage and more in his residence, including a bottle of “White Horse”.
Mon, May 10, 1926 – Page 3 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Tue, Aug 10, 1926 – Page 2 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
After his business in Alexandria closed in 1926, the Leonard family moved to El Paso, Texas for a while and then finally on to San Diego, California.
In 1928, the announcement that the building would no longer be known as Leonard’s Pharmacy and would now be known as Leatherman’s Pharmacy and the Triangle Cafe.
Wed, Jan 18, 1928 – Page 2 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Fri, Jan 20, 1928 – Page 5 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Fri, Jan 2, 1931 – Page 2 · The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Sat, Apr 11, 1931 – Page 11 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Thu, May 21, 1931 – Page 1 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
In the 1940’s, it was the Romel Theriot Liquor Store, Pelican Amusement Company, the Mayfair Hotel and Cafe.
Later in 1980, the space was occupied by Joe’s Lounge, a private club and the House of Blue Lights Restaurant.
Take the opportunity today to rehabilitate the building and put your own stamp on it! What will its next purpose be?
Heather Wise Matlock REALTOR® The George Group, LLC
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