This is another book I have posted pictures from. Last week I encouraged my boss to scan it and put it on the Louisiana Digital Library. I know of no other copies in existence and even with it's poor condition, it is a rare treasure. It was published by the Monroe Progressive League (forerunner to … Continue reading Monroe Illustrated
I had to reduce this page to get the whole thing on one image! The Southern Grocer company was on North Grand Street, next to the railroad tracks on the river, where parking for Vantage tower is now. They later moved to the block bordered by 8th, 9th, Olive and Breard Streets. North Grand Street … Continue reading Employees of the Southern Grocer Co., Limited
None of the men were identified in the photos. I had never heard of this jewelry store before, so they must not have been open long. The tin ceiling tiles are beautiful!
This one is another mystery. In 1912, I found an ad for the Vienna Bakery at 220 South Grand Street. Mr. Hess' first name was Edwin and his widow's obituary stated her husband had run a bakery on Grand Street. Edwin was known for starting a band here that was very popular. He later became … Continue reading Vienna Bakery
Yes, this is the old Poolside Shop building on Walnut. It will soon be refurbished into a boutique hotel. Lets hope it can be brought back to this splendid condition!
What strikes me about this view is how crowded it looks! Buildings as far as the eye can see. Dirt road and hitching posts for your horse (no cars or streetcars yet!). Very few people though.
Wouldn't you love to have one of those Coca-Cola boxes? By the way, my blog is now one year old. Thanks so much for reading and commenting this past year!
This building was at the corner of DeSiard and St. John.
The business description said that they are, "...situated directly upon the tracks of the Iron Mountain and V.S.&P. railroads, the tracks of these two great systems running directly up to the very eaves of their warehouses..." Haven't quite been able to place the building though.