The House of Lee was opened in 1959 at the 3131 Veterans (corner of Causeway Boulevard) by Chinese immigrants Bing Lee and Yip Shee Lee (parents of Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee) who first operated a laundry on Carondelet Street in New Orleans. This popular restaurant served Chinese and American food “in Chinese Atmosphere” well into the late 20th century. This location was, until recently, Borders book store.
D. H. Holmes first opened the doors to its Canal Street store in 1842. It became a favorite place to shop; its restaurant, a favorite place to have lunch; its Christmas display a must-see during the holidays...and the clock which hung over its entrance, a favorite place for friends to arrange a meeting. All you had to say was"I'll meet you under the clock" and everyone knew what you meant. The store closed in 1989. (Sketch done in 1873)