I really think this one is mislabeled. I can find no Blake's Music Shop but there WAS Kaliski Music Co. Ltd., located at 322 De Siard Street. Who knows? UPDATE: As Mr. Carbrey pointed out below, Blake's Music Store was listed in an 1899 directory I posted previously about in a thread almost four years … Continue reading Blake’s Music Store or Kaliski?
This photo appeared in the News-Star in a July, 1961 edition. It shows the wrecking ball taking down the original Ouachita Parish High School. The land where it once stood is now under the I 20 Overpass, next to the Ouachita Grand Plaza, which was the second OPHS building.
Did your family have a member who attended Boley Jr. High in the mid to late 60's? Take a look at this picture from the library's collection. You can click on the photo and zoom in. https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A351
This is a little bit frightening. This ad was run in the News-Star in 1912.
This one is a little bit of a mystery. Can anyone identify the people in this photo? Our best guess is that it was taken when the center was dedicated, May 20, 1962. Could this be the Marbles family? https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A543
Our grandparents and great grandparents knew how to party! On September 28, 1946, the Junior Chamber of Commerce threw what they called a "Big Teen-Age Party" at the new teen recreation center over the old USO. The City Directory for 1945-46 says the USO was at 113-15 Catalpa Street. That is either the old Club … Continue reading Junior Chamber of Commerce Bubble Blowing Contest – 1946
How about this aerial shot of Garnier Apartments from 1951? The buildings are still there and are still called the Garnier Apartments. They are located at the corner of Park Avenue and North 12th Street. https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A183
Have you ever been interested in the history of the big white building standing at Forsythe Park? Yesterday, a colleague discovered another WPA paper in our files about the American Legion Post headquarters. It even gives a little information on the saga of Unalaska, with a more precise location as to where he was first … Continue reading The History of the American Legion Building
Did you know that on the lawn of the LA State Police Troop F building is a grave for a beloved dog? Meet very good boy, K-9 Officer Coal.