“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Addis in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Addis Museum

“Bank Of Addis”

Addis Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
September 19, 2014
1. Addis Museum Marker
Inscription. Chartered in 1919, the Bank of Addis was constructed the following year on land purchased from William Gassie, Jr., one of the original bank shareholders. In 1925 the Bank became a branch of the Port Allen Bank and Trust Company. Following the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Addis branch closed its operation in 1930. The building remained vacant until 1936 when Joseph "Doc" Hebert purchased it and leased it for the Addis Post Office. In 1956 William C. Guidry, Jr. purchased the building and used it as a grocery and Post Office until 1981. The town of Addis purchased the building in 1984 as a community museum. In 1992 The Bank of Addis building was recognized as the last surviving building of the Addis historic commercial district and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Town of Addis.
Location. 30° 21.265′ N, 91° 16.006′ W. Marker is in Addis, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Ray Rivet Street and Harris Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Ray Rivet Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Addis LA 70710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Of Addis (approx. 0.4 miles
Addis Museum Building image. Click for full size.
September 19, 2014
2. Addis Museum Building
away); St. Mary's A.M.E. Church (approx. half a mile away); St. Delphine Plantation (approx. one mile away); Israelite Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Lukeville School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Herbert Osborn Dickerson (approx. 2˝ miles away); New Brusly Town Hall Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addis.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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