This rare postcard shows the Siesta, which operated at 5200 DeSiard Road (Street). The building still stands today, although the pool was long since filled in and covered. It is now known as the Economy Inn, right across the street from the Waterfront Grill!
Tag: DeSiard Street
Royal Confectionary Interior
Here is another rare postcard showing the interior of the Royal Confectionary in the 200 block of De Siard Street. Look at that tin ceiling!
A & W Sandwich Shop – 1936
It seems every town once had an A & W Sandwich shop at one time! This one was located at 326 DeSiard Street. The ad appeared in the 1936 telephone directory I told you about in an earlier post. You can see the entire directory here: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A131 .
The Service Station
This picture shows a building that once stood across the street from Magnolia Cemetery at 1814 DeSiard St. It was a mechanic's shop called the Service Station. The second floor had an apartment! I would hate to live above a mechanic! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A40
Downtown View of DeSiard Street in 1959
To give you an idea of where you are in this photo, the strip of buildings on the right foreground is the area where Rain the Salon is now. The crossing streets are Catalpa and North 4th. You can see the Palace, the ONB building, the Bernhardt Building and even the Paramount! At the far … Continue reading Downtown View of DeSiard Street in 1959
Monroe Boys March Off to War
How about this one? It shows a parade of Infantry soldiers marching off to fight in France during WWI. You can see Allen's Pharmacy and the Wexler Cigar building in the background, which would have been in the 200 block of DeSiard Street, where R & A Jewelers was. Notice the brick paving on DeSiard … Continue reading Monroe Boys March Off to War
The Hypolite Filhiol Home
The below clipping was found in the vertical files. According to the information in the clipping, the home once stood at the corner of Jackson and DeSiard street, where the Central Bank building now stands (across the street from the park on Jackson). Vantage now owns the building. The below drawing is of the same … Continue reading The Hypolite Filhiol Home
A Stall Inside the Old Monroe City Market
Blake’s Music Store or Kaliski?
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?
1939 Christmas Fiesta Parade on DeSiard Street
These last two parade photos I will share show the parade as it was passing by the Style Shop. The first one shows a Drum Major leading her band! I ADORE this one! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A559 This second one is a little creepy. It appears to be two persons in some kind of clown costume! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A560 Somethings … Continue reading 1939 Christmas Fiesta Parade on DeSiard Street