This is a rare postcard from the turn of the last century, that shows St. Matthew Catholic Church from the front without it's steeple. Just on the left edge of the photo, you can make out St. Hyacinth school. What a neat postcard!
What you are looking at is an ad in a local newspaper from 1946. That imposing man in the photo, Isaac Burnett, was a very savvy businessman. He opened his grocery with only a $75 investment. Over the course of fifty years, it grew to $1200 a month in revenue. Isaac and his wife Annie … Continue reading Isaac Burnett: Grocer and Businessman
I have shared part of this image before in the January 28, 2019 post about the home on the left. That postcard was zoomed in on the houses. This postcard gives a wider angle! I love how Jackson Street is referred to as Jackson Avenue!
This one is a gorgeous shot of the Methodist Episcopal Church that once stood on Jackson Street. If you want to see a much later photo of it from almost the same angle, take a look here: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A195
Nice little photo of one of the Trolley line cars that once ran up and down Jackson Street, and all over downtown Monroe. The tracks were laid down in 1906 and were taken up around WWII. No one in the photo is identified. I LOVE the label along the side of the car, "Jackson Street … Continue reading Jackson Street Trolley Car
This would have been taken in 1922, when Jackson Street was paved all the way to Lee Avenue.
I took this from a window of the hospital parking garage. This was the site of the old Anna Meyer home, which became the second Monroe library building. Made me a little sad to see the building gone.
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.
This is a copy of an old postcard from the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library. I don't know exactly where on Jackson street this was. I can tell it dates to around 1910. The trolley lines were put in around 1906 and the street isn't paved. Aren't those houses beautiful?
The yellow home in the foreground of both pictures is known as the Bright-Lamkin-Easterling home, located at 918 Jackson Street. The other home was owned by Mayor Henry Bernstein. The Bright-Lamkin-Easterling home was built by railroad tycoon William Bright in 1890. He had sold his railroad (The H.C. & A.) to Jay Gould and invested … Continue reading The Bright-Lamkin-Easterling Home