Shiloh Baptist Church, 930 Washington Street

The Historic Shiloh Baptist Church at 930 Washington Street is 6174 sq ft, situated directly next to the future City of Alexandria Civil Rights Park, and located within a mile of the childhood home of the famous Harlem Renaissance figure, Arna Bontemps. The Union Baptist Church of Alexandria was an African American Baptist Church thatContinue reading “Shiloh Baptist Church, 930 Washington Street”

Dinnat’s Steam Bakery Family Home, 94 Florence Avenue

Dinnat’s Bakery was a household name in Alexandria, LA for almost a century. Marceillin Dinnat was born in Mancioux, France on October 20, 1873. He immigrated from Cherbourg, France to New Orleans, LA on the vessel August Victoria on October 1, 1895. He married his wife, Josephine Lacaze, in New Orleans on October 27, 1903.Continue reading “Dinnat’s Steam Bakery Family Home, 94 Florence Avenue”

Lucas-Heller House, 2126 Jackson Street

2126 Jackson Street (sometimes known as Tuscany House in recent years) was built about 1920 and was the family residence of the Lucas-Heller family for the next 40+ years. They were a Jewish family from Louisiana with roots traced back through New York and then to Austria, Russia, and more. Isaac Lucas and his wifeContinue reading “Lucas-Heller House, 2126 Jackson Street”