Early Postcards of St. Francis Hospital

This postcard comes from the Brinsmade collection and will probably be added to the Louisiana Digital Library database. I don’t know the time period for this one, but I would guess the teens to the early twenties. Look at the flag’s star field. This was before Alaska and Hawaii became states. One of the curbs has the name of the street on it. This was very common in Monroe at the time. I’ve heard it said that the city didn’t maintain the grass on the sides of the road very well, so sometimes you had to stop the car, get out and part the grass to read what street you were on!

And this is the front view of the hospital, taken about the same time. What a beautiful building!

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