Fairly old photo of St. John Street circa 1945. You can see the Virginia Hotel and Ouachita National Bank building on the left and the Knights of Pythias building on the right.
And this is nearly the same shot, but about ten or so years later. Notice the Vantage building is going up in the distance. De Siard Street, Looking West. Monroe, LA
From the look of the cars, the above photo would have been taken in the 20's. On the west side of the street we can see the old City Hall, the Virginia Hotel and Ouachita National Bank building. On the East side are First Baptist Church, the Old Post Office, Monroe Office Supply/Durrett's Furniture and … Continue reading St. John Street Looking North
The above is a beautiful interior shot of the ONB building, now known as the Vantage ONB Building. It was built in 1921 as an Italian Renaissance style skyscraper. It was the tallest building ever built [in Monroe] at that time.
I love this one! The water was incredibly low during the summer of 1907. Can you imagine wading across the Ouachita? The big building in the foreground is Ouachita National Bank and Central Savings Bank and Trust Company building built the year before on Grand Street. It would be torn down the 70's. The building … Continue reading Monroe’s Riverfront in 1907.