Christmas Fiesta Parade Float – 1939

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. 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 Greek-American Confectionery Company – 1911

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

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