This is the intersection of Grand and DeSiard Streets. The Hip Marks building is on the right. It is now the site of Henry Bry Park.
I love this old postcard! Just look at how busy DeSiard was! So many businesses that are now gone.
Many weeks ago, I posted a color postcard of the above theater but it was cropped closer in to the building. This one has a wider shot down DeSiard Street. Such a shame this beautiful old building is gone!
When ULM first began, this is what it looked like. Those three front building still stand. DeSiard and the ULM campus, look very different today!
Another postcard found online. This one was taken at the turn of the century near the intersection of DeSiard and Grand streets. To give you an idea of the view, the building on the far right is known today as the Austin's Restaurant building.
From the May 13, 1893 Worlds Fair Edition of the Monroe Evening News. The above building was built in 1889 on DeSiard Street at the head of First Street, now Walnut. It was directly behind the Breard Mercantile. The bank later moved to St. John. It is unknown when the building was torn down but … Continue reading Monroe National Bank Building
For over seventy-five years, the Palace Department store was the Grand Dame of DeSiard Street. People came from miles around to do their shopping inside its walls. Many long time residents mourned its passing when the doors closed in 1982. For twenty-seven years the building sat empty and barren. The building received new life and … Continue reading The Grand Dame of Monroe: The Palace Department Store Building