Monday, January 31, 2011

A & G Cafeteria (1968)


A & G Cafeteria 1968, 2627 Canal Street, originally uploaded by regional.modernism.

The first A & G Restaurant in New Orleans opened in 1932 at the intersection of Canal and N. Broad streets. The original restaurant was replaced in 1947 with a new glass and brick building in the streamline moderne style. This building was significantly remodeled by August Perez and Associates and reopened as the A & G Cafeteria on November 21, 1968. The cafeteria has since been razed and replaced by a Rite Aid Pharmacy.
[photo: Tulane School of Architecture New Orleans Virtual Archive]

8 comments:

RobbieB767 said...

Oh wow! Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for photos and any information I can find about the history of A&G Cafeteria. Any further information you have would be much appreciated!

Francine Stock said...

Research in progress on history of A&G Restaurant and will post more info soon. In the meantime, check out my flickr site for more images of the A&G Restaurant at Canal and Broad.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xxno/sets/72157625947105200

Thanks for writing! Francine

RobbieB767 said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. I remember going to the A&G in Houma in the Southland Mall when I was a kid.

RobbieB767 said...

Still doing research on A&G? I keep checking for new posts but haven't found any.

Francine Stock said...

Robbie, Sorry wish I had more time right now to further investigate A&G. But thanks for the prompt!

teacup985 said...

There were two owners or owner families of A&G Cafeteria, and at least one of them was a member of the Carrollton Avenue Church of Christ where our best friends worshiped. The "G" represented one of the names, that being Gaines, Gainess, or Gainey --- or at least in that "family" of names. Someone at the church should be able to furnish more info on the cafeteria's history. We ate at A&G in the late 1960's when our friends were members of the church there.

teacup985 said...

There were two owners of A&G Cafeteria, and at least one of them was a member of the Carrollton Ave. Church of Christ where our best friends worshiped. The "G" represented one of the names who was a member of the church, that being either Gaines, Gainess, Gainey --- or in that "family" of names. Someone at the church should be able to furnish further info on the history, owners, etc. We ate at A&G during the late 1960's with the friends who were church members with this owner family.

Joe Ballon said...

I remember going to the a & g cafeteria as a child. Would love to have the recipe for stuffed chicken breasts. Anyone have it. My email is ajjb1116@yahoo.com. Thanks guys......