Industrial Ouachita

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."

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.