St. Matthew Catholic Church and St. Hyacinth Academy

I was lucky enough to win this postcard last year, which shows St. Matthew Catholic Church and St. Hyacinth School on the left. St. Matthew still stands on the corner of Jackson and Grammont streets. The building did not get the church tower until 1917. The first brick for the church was laid in May, … Continue reading St. Matthew Catholic Church and St. Hyacinth Academy

First Baptist Church Monroe

Here is another photo we have showing a group of children with their care givers in front of the doors of First Baptist Church, Monroe in 1964. You can see St. Matthew in the background, looking down Grammont Street. None of the people in the photo are identified. https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-bsc%3A30 This second photo shows the interior … Continue reading First Baptist Church Monroe

Grammont Street at the Turn of the Century

I was fascinated when I first saw this old postcard.  You are looking straight up Grammont Street around 1907 or so.  The little church in the center of the photo is First Baptist Church.  It was torn down in 1911 to make way for the rotunda that sits there now.  Across Grammont from the Baptist … Continue reading Grammont Street at the Turn of the Century