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
The hand written caption on the bottom right is incorrect. this is the fire of 1872, started in one of Sidney Saunders' buildings. It destroyed Monroe, doing about a half million dollars of damage. Mealy was standing near the intersection of DeSiard and Grand streets.