57 years ago this month, the old Monroe Post Office building, which had been used as a Health Unit in later years, was torn down. It stood at the corner of Grammont and St. John. It was built in 1891 and was opened in 1892 at a cost of $75,000. While going through some of … Continue reading The Destruction of the Old Monroe Post Office
Did you know the Frances Hotel had a beer bar? Yep! It was put in after prohibition. Later, a ladies cocktail room was added. The bar was made of mahogany and inlaid wood! I love the slogan in some of the old ads: "Where good fellows get together!"
This is another object from my collection. It is a matchbook from the Frances Hotel. It still has all of it's matches! The slogan, "follow the Beacon" is a reference to the bright red light on the top of the hotel. I have been told it could be seen for miles. You knew you were … Continue reading Matchbook from the old Frances Hotel