What you are looking at is the 300 block of DeSiard Street being paved. This was a big deal when it was finished in late 1923! You can see the men are working around the trolley tracks! The area looks quite a bit different now. You will notice first off the big white building that … Continue reading DeSiard Street Paving – 1923
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/state-lhp%3A1049 Photo of the 200 block of DeSiard street at the corner of Jackson street, decorated for Christmas circa 1940. Notice Liggett's Drug store on the corner of Jackson and DeSiard, the Palace all lit up and the Capital Theater sign. Everything up to the Palace on that side is gone and is now a … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone!
DeSiard street looking toward the Palace Department store. You can see the remains of the trolly lines still in the street! The trolleys had stopped running during WWII .
I have seen this photo before. It was later made into a penny postcard. I am unsure exactly what intersection it shows! I would guess it is DeSiard street, since that was the main business section of the city. Wow!
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!