The Valentine House at 2220 Jackson Street, Alexandria, Louisiana The first residents of record in this charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath craftsman style home were John T. Valentine and his wife Grace Treadwell Valentine. We see them mentioned at this address in the 1926 Alexandria, Louisiana City Directory just after the land was purchased along... Continue Reading →
1904 Sylvester’s Map of Alexandria, Louisiana shows the undeveloped area that would later become the portion of Blythe Avenue in which the subject house of this article is located (the section labeled H.H. White to the left of Polk Street). In 1904, The Town Talk newspaper described the new addition called the Kilpatrick Addition. This... Continue Reading →
Dorothy Hylton Prosser was born in Louisiana in the year 1894. At 21, she married Dr. Eaton Kittredge Sims, a man twice her age in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. They were married nine years before Dr. Sims passed away in 1924. The couple had three children together in addition to children that he had from a previous marriage.
In 1919, Gehr Construction Company announced the construction of Fifty Nifty Bungalows "on Bolton Avenue, Polk Street, and other beautiful residential streets." These bungalows were advertised to maximize room space because they are all built with closets to accomodate Murphy-In-A-Dor beds. In 1901 Polk Street, although remodeling has been done to alter the original floor... Continue Reading →
History of Mount Olivet and Diocesan House The chapel built in 1854 was constructed in an existing cemetery that had been used since 1824. It has an oak floor, but the rest is entirely local pinewood. The parish hall was built in 1946, due to congregation growth at the end of World War II. In... Continue Reading →