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
This is a map of West Monroe before it was West Monroe! Back in the 1800's it was known as Cottonport. You can see Cypress Street which is still there.
The oldest commercial building in West Monroe can be found on Commerce street. For many years, it was the Trenton Street Appliance Store. The building was built in 1885 by Uriah Millsaps. Uriah and his brother F.F. came to the town of Trenton and set up a mercantile store selling the Tennessee Wagon. When he … Continue reading Uriah Millsaps building