Opelousas Trivia Note

April 12, 2021

Perrodin’s Hall once stood at the corner of Main and E. Grolee streets. In 1882, Perrodin brothers, Jules and August purchased the building which was originally designed for a cotton seed oil mill, near Victor Bourdin’s Mill on Bayou Tesson at the corner of Grolee and Market streets. The building was dismantled and rebuilt on Main at Grolee Street on the lot where Perrodin’s Lumberyard stood. It was then used as a large warehouse and Opera House. The upper floor was the Opera House. The lower story was used as a carriage emporium and other things. In 1886 when a fire destroyed the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, the temporary courthouse was set up at Perrodin’s Hall until the new building could be constructed. Perrodin’s Hall is said to have the first electrics lights in Opelousas.

Last modified: May 7, 2021

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