This picture is amazing! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A44 It shows the faculty and staff of Lincoln School, which was an African American school during segregation. In 1962 or so, the Elm Street Elementary School was renamed Lincoln Elementary and the old Lincoln School became Carroll Jr. High. I am not sure if this Lincoln Elementary or Carroll Jr. … Continue reading Lincoln School
It seems every town once had an A & W Sandwich shop at one time! This one was located at 326 DeSiard Street. The ad appeared in the 1936 telephone directory I told you about in an earlier post. You can see the entire directory here: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A131 .
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A63 A similar picture to this one in our collection was found in the 1966 West Monroe High School yearbook, the Rebelaire. It identified the men in the photo as: seated from left to right: William Ray, T. W. Golson, J. A. Rutledge, Dwight Owens, J. H. Trousdale, Jr., Mrs. G. M. Snellings, Jr., M. … Continue reading Ouachita Parish School Board, 1965-1966.
George Riser was a beloved educator in the local school system for many years. His family has donated some of his things to our collection. This photo was found among them: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A738 . South Monroe Jr. High became Thomas Jefferson Jr. High and is now known as Jefferson Elementary.
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A745 This one is labeled South Riverfront Street, West Monroe. After you cross Endom Bridge, turn left and you are on South Riverfront. I really don't know exactly where this was taken but it is just horrifying to look at!
The photographer (Griffin?) took the shot standing at the entrance of Riverview Cemetery looking down South Grand Street during the 1927 flood. Fox Poultry Farms is on the right. Newspaper ads stated it was located at 3700 South Grand. I looked at the site on Google maps but all that marks the spot is a … Continue reading 1927 Flood Picture at Riverview Cemetery
I was lucky enough to win this postcard last year, which shows St. Matthew Catholic Church and St. Hyacinth School on the left. St. Matthew still stands on the corner of Jackson and Grammont streets. The building did not get the church tower until 1917. The first brick for the church was laid in May, … Continue reading St. Matthew Catholic Church and St. Hyacinth Academy
Last month I saw a listing come up on Ebay for a 1936 Monroe Telephone directory. I instantly bought it! It came in a few days before the new year and I was blown away by one ad in the middle for the Three Mile Inn: I have never seen an interior shot of the … Continue reading The Three Mile Inn – 1936
Did you have family that attended the Logtown School in the 1970 - 1971 school year? Then take a look at these photos! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/search/Logtown?type=edismax&cp=oplib-bsc%3Acollection They show the school band, cheerleaders and the football team around the campus. All that remains of Logtown School is a concrete slab. Former Logtown students though, are fiercely proud of … Continue reading Logtown School 1970-1971
This photo negative from the Bob Sale collection was simply labeled Staff of Kiroli and dated June, 1960. They are definitely in Boy Scout uniforms! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A38