This Italian Eclectic Style commercial building was formally a print shop for a newspaper called Tribune. Its heyday must have been under State Senator Dudley LeBlanc. Cousin Dud, as he was known, owned the French Press in the 1930’s. This is the first place where he brewed his concoction that would cure all... well with the amount of alcohol in it, it made a difference. The product was called Hadacol.
" And what was it good for ? " Groncho Marks asked Senator LeBLanc on his radio show. LeBlanc answered, " it was good for five million dollars."
The French Press is now a restaurant lead by local celebrity Chef Justin Girouard, a must for their breakfast, lunch or dining.