This postcard from our collection has beloved memories for our long-time residents. You could ride up and down the Ouachita River and pretend you were transported in time to the era of steamboats and hoop skirts. Many people felt a part of their past died when the "Queen" sank at her dock many years ago. … Continue reading The Twin City Queen
This is another Rec Center program, this one is from the opening of the Johnson Rec Center. It is the same format as the Marbles program, with Henrietta's biographical information in it: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A107 I have been thoroughly enjoying all the hidden priceless gems we have been finding in our collection! More is coming has we … Continue reading Henrietta Winham Johnson Recreation Center Program – 1962
Another one from the collection is the dedication program for Glenwood Hospital, West Monroe in 1962. There is a lot of historical information in this little booklet! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A106
Terzia was the forerunner of Richwood High School. It was dedicated in 1952. This rare program is in the Library's collection and has been digitized on the Louisiana Digital Library. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A108
This building was located where Walnut enters DeSiard Street. Most remember the site as where the Style Shop was located. Just a heads up: Tomorrow I will be doing a program on the History of Ouachita Parish Public Library for the Library's Facebook page at 10:30 am. Tune in if you can, or catch it … Continue reading Meyer’s Star Emporium
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A98 This one was found last week and I immediately asked my boss to include it in the Digital Library. It is the dedication program for Marbles Rec Center! About two years ago, a lady called and asked us if we had a photo of Mrs. Marbles and I had never seen one. The program … Continue reading Dedication Program for Liller Maddox Marbles Recreation Center – 1962
How about this old newspaper clipping? It shows an early Monroe school bus, circa 1915, parked in front of Kern's Blacksmith Shop, which had built it. Kern's Blacksmith was located on Jackson Street right where Grammont comes in.
The Boy Scouts had Camp Ki-Ro-Li, but the Campfire Girls had Camp Walohi. W.R. Mitchell donated the land and the public donated the funds to build the buildings. By 1924 it was ready. The 1927 flood put three feet of water in the building, which floated the wood floorboards and busted out the windows. Repairs … Continue reading Camp Walohi at Lazarre Point
Louisville Avenue doesn't look like this anymore! These houses were all demolished or moved when Louisville became a business district around the 1940's.
This newspaper clipping shows the Baer building, on South Grand Street around the turn of the century. the site is now the location of a parking garage.