G.C. "Doc" Moore owned the above building around the turn of the century. It was located on Commerce street in West Monroe. The building is still there if you would like to see it.
The above home was built in the 1830's by Mr. Copley. It is named for the succession of owners it has seen. It is still standing in West Monroe and is one of the oldest private homes in the Parish.
This is the only view of Trenton, LA that I have ever seen. It was taken in 1874 during a major flood. None of the building in this photo stand today. The area is now nothing but houses and is part of West Monroe.
Will Mitchell, son of W.R., went into business with his father's bookkeeper Edgar Cason and started their own Hardware and Furniture business. The store was located on Trenton street in West Monroe. They were known for selling the Tennessee Wagon, which was the Mercedes of it's day! The building is still there and houses Walsworth … Continue reading Mitchell Cason Building
The oldest commercial building in West Monroe can be found on Commerce street. For many years, it was the Trenton Street Appliance Store. The building was built in 1885 by Uriah Millsaps. Uriah and his brother F.F. came to the town of Trenton and set up a mercantile store selling the Tennessee Wagon. When he … Continue reading Uriah Millsaps building
McLain Monument The McLain Monument rests in Monroe's Old City Cemetery. Next to the Saunders Monument, it is probably the most well known memorial in the cemetery. The angel's hand points up towards Heaven and she carries a crown in her left hand. She marks the family plot of Captain L.D. McLain who founded the … Continue reading McLain Monument
I wrote this article for Road Trips Magazine October, 2009. This legend is still circulating as fact! The Legend of the Trent Brothers The following tale of how Old Trenton was founded has been told and retold as fact for over sixty-two years. As a matter of fact, a local newspaper retold it as … Continue reading The Legend of the Trent Brothers