Take a look at this Monroe photo, part of the Franklin Garrett Papers at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/05ddd/id/478397 . The photo is misidentified as the 1870's. At first, when I saw it, I thought it was the old Isaiah Garrett Law office. The more I compared the two buildings, the more I … Continue reading Garrett and Munholland Law Office, Circa 1895
I love this old photo! It was taken looking up St. John street near the intersection with Grammont Street. You can see the old post office, First Baptist Church and the old City Hall.
Fairly old photo of St. John Street circa 1945. You can see the Virginia Hotel and Ouachita National Bank building on the left and the Knights of Pythias building on the right.
From the look of the cars, the above photo would have been taken in the 20's. On the west side of the street we can see the old City Hall, the Virginia Hotel and Ouachita National Bank building. On the East side are First Baptist Church, the Old Post Office, Monroe Office Supply/Durrett's Furniture and … Continue reading St. John Street Looking North
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
I found this old postcard online a while back and it was probably taken around the same time as yesterday's photo. You are looking up DeSiard Street. The bank building is in the foreground and across the street is Collens pharmacy. You can see a trolley coming up the track!
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