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
Tag: Jackson Street
Imperial Gas Station
The Imperial Gas Station was located at 621 Jackson Street. Behind it through the trees, you can just make out the top floor of the Roland Filhiol house on Stone Avenue! This photo was taken circa 1965. When the Interstate was built nearby, residents were complaining that the off ramp was too steep and cars … Continue reading Imperial Gas Station
The Hypolite Filhiol Home
The below clipping was found in the vertical files. According to the information in the clipping, the home once stood at the corner of Jackson and DeSiard street, where the Central Bank building now stands (across the street from the park on Jackson). Vantage now owns the building. The below drawing is of the same … Continue reading The Hypolite Filhiol Home
The First School Bus in Monroe
How about this old newspaper clipping? It shows an early Monroe school bus, circa 1915, parked in front of Kern's Blacksmith Shop, which had built it. Kern's Blacksmith was located on Jackson Street right where Grammont comes in.
Central Savings Bank & Trust Co. Building
This building was built in 1923 at the corner of DeSiard and Jackson Streets in 1923.
St. Matthew Catholic Church
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!
Isaac Burnett: Grocer and Businessman
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
Jackson Street Residences (Bright-Lamkin-Easterling Home)
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!
The Methodist Episcopal Church
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
Jackson Street Trolley Car
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