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
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 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
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?
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