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
I found this photo in an old magazine. It shows some area Shriners riding horseback down DeSiard Street in the 1961 Monroe Rodeo Parade. The man with his back to the camera is identified as Noble M.A. "Doc" Ehrhardt. One of the men riding in the front may be Assistant Rabban Ed Clark, who was … Continue reading 1961 Rodeo Parade on DeSiard Street.
On December 29, 1909, the Shreveport Times carried this little paragraph in their paper, talking about a new business that had just organized in Monroe: The Wooten Hyle Implement Company, Ltd., is a new concern just organized. The company will handle a full line of implements and machinery used on the farm. The Company will … Continue reading The Wooten-Hyle Implement Company Ltd.
This first photo shows a float lined up waiting to start the parade. From the angle of the photo, they were parked along Elysian Fields, next to the Old City Cemetery. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A544 This next photo shows the same float, now on DeSiard Street between the Palace and the Style Shop. Notice the banner over the … Continue reading Christmas Fiesta Parade Float – 1939
The Monroe News-Star, December 16, 1911. GREEK-AMERICAN CONFECTIONERY. One of the well known, old established, and well patronized confectionery establishments in the city is the Greek-American Confectionery which is located at 236 DeSiard street. This is one of the best places in the city to come for home-made candies, etc. A full line of chocolates … Continue reading The Greek-American Confectionery Company – 1911
Who would have thought that two photos of downtown Monroe in the summer of 1972, could be found in the collection of a New York art museum? The Metropolitan Museum of Art no less! Today, on the 151st anniversary of their opening, I thought I would share a Monroe item found in their collection! The … Continue reading Downtown Monroe, 1972
This building was located where Walnut enters DeSiard Street. Most remember the site as where the Style Shop was located. Just a heads up: Tomorrow I will be doing a program on the History of Ouachita Parish Public Library for the Library's Facebook page at 10:30 am. Tune in if you can, or catch it … Continue reading Meyer’s Star Emporium
This building was built in 1923 at the corner of DeSiard and Jackson Streets in 1923.
What Fink the Tailor was to men's clothing, the Woman's Shop was to women's fashion. In the 1960's a branch was opened on North 18th street, which is now the location of Fiesta Nutrition Center. The original though, once stood on the corner of Walnut and DeSiard.
Every year on Army day in the 1940's, the military would parade down DeSiard Street. This is a photo from the Digital Library That I think shows one of those parades: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A36 You can see the Phoenix Drug Store, People's Homestead, the Alexander Hotel and Primos Cafe in the shot!