From 1840 to 1989 D. H. Holmes catered to generation after generation of New Orleans shoppers. By the time it closed, Holmes' popularity had spread to suburban locations all around the Crescent City. The wonderful main store on Canal Street is now occupied by the Chateau Sonesta Hotel. For a glimpse into the Holmes toy department of 1930, click here (use your browser's back button to return to this page).

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