This shows the current courthouse before the wings were added on the sides. It is still a pretty building!
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015041287494&view=1up&seq=156 This is a great little history book, done in 1942, that gives a short history of the parish along with some statistics and a list of every Parish and City agency's records and where they could be found. Some of the records I SO wish I could get my hands on and look at! … Continue reading Inventory of the Parish Archives of Louisiana
Picture of a bygone era. The Steamboat America (piloted by Captain Cooley) docked on the West Monroe side of the Ouachita River. You can see the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in the background.
And this photo was taken at the same spot as yesterday's photo (Corner of Oak and South Grand), only now, it is covered in snow! Very lovely and serene!
The upper photo was one I had never seen until we were given the scrapbook. It shows the courthouse, mostly hidden behind trees. A slightly blurred woman in her bonnet passes by on her errands. To the left is the John G. Sanders Machine Shop with South Grand Street running in front of it. Directly … Continue reading The Courthouse Square and St. Matthews