This one was located in the 100 block of North Grand street. You can find many of Covington's whiskey jugs in local antique shops.
Everyone should know this building. Most people know it today as Cotton's Restaurant. The wood floors and ceilings, along with the columns are still there. I have heard the bar is now in a private home. Still a very beautiful building, inside and out!
This building once sat next to where the Children's Museum is now on Walnut. It was a major tourist attraction when it opened. People were fascinated by getting ice in the middle of summer! It was said they first used river water to make the ice. Can you imagine what kind of bacteria would have … Continue reading Consolidated Ice Company
Allen's Pharmacy was a very well known drug store in Monroe. It was located in the 200 block of DeSiard street. I love the fact you could buy your medicine and get paint for your house all at the same store! I guess it is no different than going to Wal Mart today and doing … Continue reading Allen’s Pharmacy
This building was located in the area where the Paramount theater would be built. Just look at all that dark wood and carving detail on the bar! I wonder what happened to it?
Our first photos from the Monroe Illustrated were labeled, "BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE CITY." The first caption stated it was a view of City of Monroe from City School Tower. Of course, the City School was the Monroe City High School, which sat where Anna Grey Noe Park is now. I think the the building … Continue reading Monroe skyline, 1905
Title page for the Monroe Illustrated Back in 1905, a businessmen's club in Monroe called the Progressive League decided to showcase what Monroe had to offer. Inside this little newspaper was 76 pages chocked full of ads and information about the "Parlor City". Over the next couple of weeks, I will be showing you an … Continue reading Monroe Illustrated