Illustration from the 1893 Worlds Fair Edition, Monroe Evening News. You may not recognize the name of the building listed on the description, but I guarantee you know the building! Most long-time residents still refer to it as the Ferd Levi building, but today, people know it as Cotton Restaurant. Before either one though, it … Continue reading The Ferd Levi Building
This is the intersection of Grand and DeSiard Streets. The Hip Marks building is on the right. It is now the site of Henry Bry Park.
Great little postcard showing Grand Street. The red building on the left is the Monroe Hotel.
This is a second view of the 1872 fire. The Ouachita Telegraph posted the following article about Mealy's photos in the January 27, 1872 issue: We are indebted to Mr. Mealy for photographic views of the "Ruins of the City of Monroe," taken three days after the fire. One view is taken from the … Continue reading Monroe Fire of 1872 Part 2