Postcard circa 1950. I have never seen this postcard before! It shows a view up DeSiard street circa 1950. You can see the Paramount theater, Kress Department Store and the bank building with the clock! Very neat view!
Many weeks ago, I posted a color postcard of the above theater but it was cropped closer in to the building. This one has a wider shot down DeSiard Street. Such a shame this beautiful old building is gone!
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
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.
In the December 19th post, I told you about the Paramount Theater, which stood in the 300 block of DeSiard Street. It started life as the second Sugar Brothers Theater, then was sold to Saenger in 1916. It was remodeled in 1921. The above picture predates the remodel. It was taken between 1914 and 1917. … Continue reading Sugar Brothers Theater
Saenger Theater circa 1920. Many long - time residents of Northeast Louisiana have fond remembrances of the old Paramount Theater building, once located at 301 DeSiard Street. The building started life back in 1912 as the second Sugar Brothers Opera House. Brothers Barney, Sam and Isador Sugar built it. Stores and shops were on the ground floor. … Continue reading Paramount Theater