Broadway Street Then and Now


Both photos are taken on the corner of Broadway and East Edwards. Photographers stood on the on the corner near the front of what is now the Acadian Museum.

Top Photo is an Ag Fair Parade in the 50ís. In this photo the buildings are: (left to right) Mrs. Esperaís (Broussard) Dept Store, Pichotís Ice House, Pichotís store, then Capís Confectionary (which was the ďteen hot spotĒ in the 40ís and 50ís).

The actual Capís in the top photo was located basically where the current Bank of Erath parking lot is now. Capís closed and then that white ďCapís buildingĒ was moved to the corner of Broadway and Bourque street and was our town library building until the current one (on Edwards) was opened.

Bottom picture is the same view as of September 1, 2010.


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