Over the next few days, I will share a few photos I found in a rare 1916 magazine I found about Ouachita Parish. Enjoy! The first view is of the "new" West Monroe Grammar School!
I have also made a virtual version of my West Monroe history tour.
This business was in the 200 block of Trenton Street in West Monroe, and was owned by G.L. Mills.
This is a map of West Monroe before it was West Monroe! Back in the 1800's it was known as Cottonport. You can see Cypress Street which is still there.
Monday of last week I shared a picture of the outside of Doc's Meat Market, owned by G.C. "Doc" Moore on Commerce Street in West Monroe. This is the same building, only a wider shot. The top floor was the Carolina Hotel, said to be a "bawdy house". Below was a cafe'/saloon. On the right … Continue reading Doc’s Meat Market
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