Poché Building
Poche' Building
Built Circa Year: Built 1920
Address: 201 West Vermilion Street
National Register of Historic Places: Lafayette Historic Register Number 052
Historic Register Listing:Designated June 27, 2000

The Poché Building was built in 1920 to house the locally-owned Billeaud Motor Company. It remained in use as an automobile dealership until 1948. In 1996, the building’s new owners, Poché Prouet Associates, LLC restored and repurposed the building into commercial office space. Poché Prouet Associates is well known in Lafayette for their experience in historic building construction projects. They are responsible for historic rehabilitation projects that have placed several downtown buildings in danger of demolition because of deterioration, back in to commercial use. Buildings such as Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Exchange Building the Tribune Building, featured in this book on pages 77 and 82, respectively, are examples of their work. In addition to the buildings listed on the Lafayette Historic Register, Poché Prouet is also responsible for rehabilitating the Cal-Chlor Corporate Headquarters Building at 627 Jefferson Street, the 1933 Tsunami’s Restaurant building at 412 Jefferson Street, and the 1919 Cathedral Carmel School and related buildings at 848 Saint John Street.