This next WPA document is about Logtown Plantation, referred to here as the John B. Filhiol Home (he owned it at the time.) https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-wpa%3A5 .
This next document concerns the old Ingleside Plantation home, which still stands near the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-wpa%3A3
A month or two ago, I told you that my boss was working on getting some of our photos and documents published online at the Louisiana Digital Library site. The first batch of documents are now online. They are WPA documents that we have pulled from our files. All date between 1936 and 1937. I'll … Continue reading The James A. Noe Fish Hatchery
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/state-lwp%3A2043 This is an old WPA photograph showing the TB hospital under construction in 1936. It was located out on Whites Ferry Road. The State Library has most of the WPA materials from the entire state and they are digitizing them for the Louisiana Digital Library.
If you go here: https://books.google.com/books?id=0nZFAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA498&ots=kNyDOAxGFS&dq=%22Hypolite%20Pargoud%22&pg=PA497#v=onepage&q=%22Hypolite%20Pargoud%22&f=false, you will read about Hypolite Pargoud's fight with the Parish over a plot of land that had once been a cemetery. Back in colonial days in the 1790's, Jean Baptiste Filhiol set aside roughly twelve acres of land at the junction of Bayou DeSiard and the Ouachita River as a … Continue reading A Lost Colonial Graveyard
One of the earliest car dealerships in Monroe was the Overland Car company. I found an ad for one of their dealerships in a 1915 newspaper. It was called George Auto Company. They included the below photo of their building. In the 1921 city directory the dealership was in the 100 block of north 2nd. … Continue reading The Overland Automobile