Who would have thought that two photos of downtown Monroe in the summer of 1972, could be found in the collection of a New York art museum? The Metropolitan Museum of Art no less! Today, on the 151st anniversary of their opening, I thought I would share a Monroe item found in their collection! The … Continue reading Downtown Monroe, 1972
The above building was built in 1903 on Jackson Street, across the street from the Jewish synagogue. It was the original Y.M.C.A. building. Today, the site is a parking lot across the street from the Francis Tower.
Neat photo of 3rd Street from the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library (photo #534). It is dated January, 1947. You can see Francis Hotel in the distance. On the left is the Monroe Hardware Company and on the right is the F & J Esso Service Station. If you squint real hard, on … Continue reading Downtown Monroe in 1947
Judging by the dress and automobiles, this was taken in the mid to late 1940's. It shows a view of Jackson Street taken from DeSiard. You can see Monroe city buses lined up next to the Central Savings Bank & Trust Company building. The sign on the front bus says they are going to Bernstein … Continue reading Jackson Street circa 1945