Museum gives special thanks to
the Kohara family for providing
this previously unpublished photograph.
sometime between 1941-43
Shown below is a detailed view of the north side (left) of
Murray Street, betwen 5th and 4th Streets. Note the following
variety of businesses along this single block: New Log Cabin
Cafe, Central News, Modern Cabs, Smith Glass & Mirror, (Kohara)
Photos, shoe repair, sandwich shop, and drug store.
Shown below is a detailed view of the south side (right)
of Murray Street, with the Murray Street Bridge
in the distance. Some of the highlights along this
side of the street: Gulf Oil, Rush's Pure Food Cafe,
Walgreens, Jax Beer sign
Shown below is a detailed view of the Pam-Am station at the
corner. Note the city street light, the "Approved Credit
Cards Honored" sign, the Davis-Puckett Oil Company truck, and
the lady (headed to the Post Office?).
Availability of Copies
High-quality copies of archive photos or other available photos can be provided on photographic paper upon request. 8"x10" copies are available for a $15.00 donation to the Museum; 5"x7", for a $10.00 donation.
Make your check or money order payable to Louisiana History Museum, and mail to
P.O. Box 12302, Alexandria, La. 71315-2302. Add $1.00 for postage.