Grammont Street at the Turn of the Century

First Baptist Church Monroe

I was fascinated when I first saw this old postcard.  You are looking straight up Grammont Street around 1907 or so.  The little church in the center of the photo is First Baptist Church.  It was torn down in 1911 to make way for the rotunda that sits there now.  Across Grammont from the Baptist Church is the post office/Government building.  You can see off in the distance one of the towers of the City High School.  Across St. John Street from the church is the Fire Department (Hook and Ladder) with a yard for the horses.  Several other buildings and churches could probably be identified!  Use the Sanborn map link I gave you the other day to compare landmarks!

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