The 1948 Water Carnival Parade

This is a photo of a parade entry in Monroe's Water Carnival Parade held by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1948: I wish I knew the gentleman driving the Model T! This was held on DeSiard Street and you can see some of the businesses that were there, such as Howard Brothers Jewelry, … Continue reading The 1948 Water Carnival Parade

LSU Glee Club Performs in Monroe – 1918

On March 15, 1918, the LSU Glee Club arrived in Monroe for a performance the next day at the City High School Auditorium. This photo of a street performance: was shot probably on the 16th in front of Wexler's Cigar Store. It's address was 206 DeSiard Street, which is now a parking lot next … Continue reading LSU Glee Club Performs in Monroe – 1918

The Swap Shop

This one stumped me, until a colleague looked at the sign in the photo and said, "Swap Shop". She was right! The Swap Shop was located at 905 DeSiard Street, at the corner of 9th and DeSiard, across from the City Cemetery. It was just down from the Miller-Roy building. WOW! Love the Chesterfield … Continue reading The Swap Shop