This one can be found at the Ouachita Parish Archives page here: http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ouachita/photos/paramoun1331gph.jpg The known info about it can be found here: http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ouachita/photos/paramoun1331gph.txt One minor quibble though. At the time this photo was taken, the building was called the Saenger Theater. It didn't become the Paramount until the thirties. I wish we knew was play … Continue reading Paramount Theater, Circa 1920
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A Monroe Travel Guide
This little brochure was printed in the early 1920's. It showcased to businesses and travelers what Monroe had to offer. I copied the front cover and a couple of pages for you to see.
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!
DeSiard Street – 1907
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.
Sugar Brothers Theater
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