Taken circa 1920, this shows a view of the heart of Monroe from the old City Hall. The street in front of the bank building is South Grand.
South Grand Street circa 1908. The above photo shows a trolley on South Grand Street turning down Wood. This really shows the old Monroe Hotel and the Riverwalk area quite well! Notice the courthouse lot is covered in a lot more trees!
Another postcard found online. This one was taken at the turn of the century near the intersection of DeSiard and Grand streets. To give you an idea of the view, the building on the far right is known today as the Austin's Restaurant building.
In an earlier post, I told you about E.W. Mealy, Monroe's first known photographer. The above engraving is the building on South Grand Street where his studio was. If you go down South Grand Street, just past the Austin's Restaurant building, the above building still stands. Look very closely at the front of the building, … Continue reading Mealy Block – 1893
This is a pretty postcard of "Lovers Lane", aka South Grand Street, around 1940. Notice the catalpa trees that line the street. In a previous article, I told you a fence was created using green catalpa wood. The wood rooted and grew into a "live" fence!
This is a great shot up South Grand Street around 1910. The big pretty white building on the left was built in 1906, the same time the streetcars were put in (you can see one coming down the street.). Unfortunately, the building was torn down in the 1970's.
The above hospital stood at 3001 South Grand Street (where the Riverside Nursing Home is now) in the early twentieth century. Don't let the sanitarium part lead you astray. That was what they called hospitals then. If you are interested in birth records from this facility, the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Special Collection Department has … Continue reading Riverside Sanitarium