The Last Annual Parade of the Volunteer Firemen

The above picture was taken on St. John street near the turn of the century. I think that steeple is First Baptist Church but that is just a guess. It was taken by early Monroe photographer, E.W. Mealey. The Ouachita Parish Public Library also has a copy where most of the men are identified. The … Continue reading The Last Annual Parade of the Volunteer Firemen

The Corner of DeSiard and St. John Streets

The last photo I will post from the scrapbook in the collection of Ouachita Parish Public Library's Special Collections is a shot down St. John Street.  You can see the Building and Loan building on the right (now St. John's Pharmacy), which is still there, and the Knights of Pythias building across the street from … Continue reading The Corner of DeSiard and St. John Streets