From the May 13, 1893 Worlds Fair Edition of the Monroe Evening News. The above building was built in 1889 on DeSiard Street at the head of First Street, now Walnut. It was directly behind the Breard Mercantile. The bank later moved to St. John. It is unknown when the building was torn down but … Continue reading Monroe National Bank Building
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DeSiard Street circa 1910
It seems DeSiard Street was a popular focus of many Monroe postcards. This one shows DeSiard street from the Endom bridge. To give you an idea as to where you are, the Hip Marks building on the right (originally Breard Mercantile) is now the site of Henry Bry park.
What you are looking at is the Breard Mercantile building. In later years, it was known as the Hipp Marks building. It stood at the corner of South Grand and DeSiard. Henry Bry Park (the fountain) is located where this building was. The person taking the photo probably stood near the door of the old … Continue reading Breard Mercantile