Vantage did a great history on the building they now occupy on DeSiard Street! Many long time residents remember it as the Ouachita National Bank. https://youtu.be/bgxy9CKrHc4
Never heard of the Squeedunk yearbook? Well, that is because it eventually was renamed the Monroyan. That's right, this was the yearbook for the old Monroe City High School. This 1922 yearbook had a drawing of DeSiard Street from Endom Bridge. You can even see a trolley car coming up the road!
The above photo is an ad for the Monroe Engraving Company published on the last page of the yearbook. It shows DeSiard Street from the Endom Bridge. Wow!
Postcard circa 1950. I have never seen this postcard before! It shows a view up DeSiard street circa 1950. You can see the Paramount theater, Kress Department Store and the bank building with the clock! Very neat view!
In 1819, the Louisiana State Legislature created the town of Lewiston in Ouachita Parish. It was just up the Ouachita from Monroe. No maps of it exist. The description of it was, "...blocks or Squares fronting DeSiard or St. George Street four block and extending North up Walnut Street seven blocks..." T.C. Lewis and Patrick … Continue reading Lewiston, LA – The Ouachita Town That Never Was
This is the intersection of Grand and DeSiard Streets. The Hip Marks building is on the right. It is now the site of Henry Bry Park.
I love this old postcard! Just look at how busy DeSiard was! So many businesses that are now gone.