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 →
For many years Elliott Street ended directly after the bayou behind Hillcrest Drive and the Avenues area, but a new neighborhood was developed beginning in the 1940's that was called Mimosa Place. We will begin the story of the house at 2816 Elliott Street with the marriage in 1910 of two young Louisianan people, Morris... Continue Reading →
Two drastically different backgrounds come together to form the story of the lovely house at 520 Park Place Drive in Alexandria, Louisiana. This was the home of Lester William Allen and his wife Garnet LaCroix from 1940 until at least 1960. This couple lived and worked together throughout the years establishing an Alexandria business that... Continue Reading →