Baton Rouge: Marx Fraenkel, Publisher, 29 & 31 Lafayette St. Printed by the Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA. . [24- advts], 56, [1 blank] pp. Original publisher's boards [rubbed, but not taking text], with title printed on front cover, rear cover and pastedowns with advertisements. Final blank with the pink rubberstamp of a local merchant. Very Good.
Fraenkel [1869-1935] is buried in Shreveport in the Hebrew Rest Cemetery. He had lived in Shreveport for the last thirty years of his life, and was a member of B'nai Zion Temple, Woodmen of the World, Elks, and Knights of Pythias [Shreveport Times, 11 March 1935].
After 24 pages of various advertisements from local merchants, some illustrated, and an 11-page Baton Rouge Street Guide, Fraenkel introduces his book: "This is the first attempt to give an accurate and complete personal, business, and general directory of the city of Baton Rouge. In presenting it, the publisher desires to briefly outline the object in view and the method adopted in preparing the publication. The work has been divided into four heads: Street Guide, General Directory, Business Directory, and Appendix; giving names and locations of National, State, Parochial, and Municipal buildings, together with those of the City Fire Department, secret and other societies, etc. ... The rapid growth of our city justifies us in the belief that a second edition will soon be demanded, in which errors, if any, may be corrected and the work presented in an enlarged form."
Residents who are "colored" are so noted with the abbreviation "c." "White" and "Colored" Schools are listed; as are the Catholic Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery.
Not in Thompson. OCLC 9000568 [5- all in Louisiana] as of July 2021. Item #37679