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. My listing 1901 Polk Street is one of the 50. In 1901 Polk Street,... 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 →
Nettie worked very hard to succeed and became a reporter for the Alexandria Town Talk during the wartime years of 1942-45.
"When I was a child, I had a Catholic school chum, whose dad owned the local funeral home. We would always walk to Owl Fine Foods, when I would stay the night with her in the Garden District. She would tell me to choose any ice cream or popsicle I wanted. At the register, she'd... Continue Reading →