French Casino nightclub

The French Casino nightclub at 1235 Washington Avenue was built in 1934. Later converted to a motion picture house in 1937 by noted architect Thomas Lamb, it was renamed Cinema Casino Theatre. The rear lobby (which was surrounded by a large mural) had comfortable sofas to sit in while waiting for the show to begin. […]

Parham’s Restaurant

#fromthearchives 1950’s Postcard of Parham’s Restaurant located at 73rd and Collins Avenue. Parham’s was opened in 1949 by two brothers Wesley and Harold Parham. Wesley ran the business side while Harold did all the cooking using all his own original recipes. Open 24/7, some of the local favorites were the cheese danishes, pecan rolls, pancakes with […]