While visiting Antique Alley, I happened to go into the public bathroom in the old Union Oil Mill building. Hanging on the wall of the foyer were several historic photographs of West Monroe, including these two. Please excuse the photo quality. I was using my phone and trying to get at an angle where there … Continue reading The Crosley Family
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West Monroe Salutes Industry
How about this little pamphlet listing some of the industries in West Monroe in the 1950's? Here you will find information and photos of Bancroft Bag, the Union Oil Mill and Monroe Sand and Gravel, to name a few. https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A114
This next one, I'll let my boss' description of it speak: "Draft notes of a tour of industrial plants in Ouachita Parish including Southern Carbon, Columbian Carbon, Monroe Packing, Union Oil Mill, O-Z-O Syrup Mill and Brown Paper Mill prepared as part of the Works Progress Administration Federal Writer's Project." https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-wpa%3A2
Union Oil Mill, West Monroe, circa 1920.
The above is a very interesting shot of what is now Antique Alley. The big building in the foreground is now Roma's Italian Restaurant on Trenton Street. Back then it was the Union Oil Mill (cotton seed). Up until it closed in the 1990's, it was the oldest continuously operating business in Ouachita Parish. Across … Continue reading Union Oil Mill, West Monroe, circa 1920.