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The Godchaux Building stood in the 501 block of Canal Street. Godchaux Building Postcard of Canal Street, 1916. The Godchaux Building, at 527 Canal, rises in the foreground, right. The 501 block numbering begins with the building across the Dorsiere  Street from the Godchaux Building. The Maison Blanche Building, 901 Canal Street, stands to the left. The streetcars operating in the "Canal Street Zone" are single-truck Brills and Ford, Bacon, and Davis. Leon Godchaux Godchaux, an Alsatian Jew, came to the United States in 1837. He opened a dry goods store on Canal Street in 1845. Leon leveraged the profitable...
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