This is a great closeup of the pavilion that once stood at the old natatorium. From the clothing, I would guess this dates to the teens. The pavilion was used as a theater and party venue until it burned. Notice the gas lamps used to light the pool at night!
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Veterans at the American Legion
Photo Number 742, Ouachita Parish Public Library Photo collection Over the next few days, I will be posting some photos that we need help identifying. If you recognize anyone in the photos, come by the library on 18th or give us a call at 318-327-1373. This one appears to be a group of veterans posed … Continue reading Veterans at the American Legion
The Salt Water Natatorium
The Salt Water natatorium was a happy accident caused by Mayor Forsythe. The good mayor had authorized drilling in the Monroe park to look for oil in 1909. Instead, the rig hit a lot of salt water and a little natural gas. Someone lit the gas and it was a novelty to come see water … Continue reading The Salt Water Natatorium
Forsythe Park Racetrack
Did you know Forsythe Park once had a horse racing track? This clear photo was found in the photo archives of Ouachita Parish Public Library. Before this clear photo, I had only seen grainy newspaper clippings! It is said if you look real close,at the Municipal Golf Course, you may see the slight rise of … Continue reading Forsythe Park Racetrack