Grace Episcopal Tots Visit the Train Depot

This one is dated February, 1965. I did find another photo in the News-Star that month which was captioned with the statement that the St. Christopher Day School at Grace Episcopal was visiting Ruston via a train! You can see the T.M. Parker building (New York Hardware) in the background located on DeSiard street. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A32

First Baptist Church Monroe

Here is another photo we have showing a group of children with their care givers in front of the doors of First Baptist Church, Monroe in 1964. You can see St. Matthew in the background, looking down Grammont Street. None of the people in the photo are identified. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A30 This second photo shows the interior … Continue reading First Baptist Church Monroe

Walking Tour of old Cottonport

A few years ago, the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group created a pamphlet guide to the historic buildings and sites in the Antique Alley area of West Monroe. The pamphlet is online here: https://www.downtownwestmonroe.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Walking-Tour-Brochure_FINAL.pdf . It is chocked full of historic data! I encourage you to print out the guide and take a walking tour … Continue reading Walking Tour of old Cottonport