Monroe Fire Department Circa 1915

This is a photo from the Ouachita Parish Public Library's photo files (photo No. 1155). It shows the Monroe Fire Department outside Station Number one on St. John Street (between Grammont and Wood Streets). The photographer would have been standing about where First Baptist Church's Education and Church Office building is now! Pictured is the … Continue reading Monroe Fire Department Circa 1915

The Last Annual Parade of the Volunteer Firemen

The above picture was taken on St. John street near the turn of the century. I think that steeple is First Baptist Church but that is just a guess. It was taken by early Monroe photographer, E.W. Mealey. The Ouachita Parish Public Library also has a copy where most of the men are identified. The … Continue reading The Last Annual Parade of the Volunteer Firemen