The above ad appeared in a local paper about 110 years ago. It shows pictures of two buildings, owned by the Weaks Iron Works and Supply Company The one on N 3rd was gorgeous! If I am right about the location, the G.B. Cooley building across the street from Washington Plaza, was where it was … Continue reading Weaks Iron Works and Supply Company Ad, circa 1911.
The Delta Theater on 3rd Street near Art Alley is an easily recognizable building downtown. It was the last theater built downtown. I found this picture at the Library of Congress that shows it in the 1980's when it was the Empire: https://www.loc.gov/resource/mrg.01241/ . Just look at those bright colors! You could tell though, it … Continue reading The Delta Theater
This once stood at the corner of 3rd and Louisville around WWII. When I zoomed in on the sign in the window, it gave me the name of the gas station: Using that name, I found an ad for the grand opening of the station in 1935. Grand opening ad in the March 1, 1935 … Continue reading The North Side Service Station
The above photo appeared in a 1907 Shreveport newspaper. I think the building on the right is next to 3rd street and the empty lot is where the Sugar/Saenger/Paramont theater would eventually be built.
Neat photo of 3rd Street from the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library (photo #534). It is dated January, 1947. You can see Francis Hotel in the distance. On the left is the Monroe Hardware Company and on the right is the F & J Esso Service Station. If you squint real hard, on … Continue reading Downtown Monroe in 1947