Magnificent New Home of Guaranty Bank Opens in 1919

No expense has been spared in making this the most modern as well as one of the most beautiful buildings in the entire South. The cost of the completed building will be in the neighborhood of $750,000, without taking into consideration the interest on the enormous investment period of over two years.

“Law, Medicine, & Poetry” at 831 City Park Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71301

Thomas Frith Hunter & Family, 1930-1945 Thomas Frith Hunter (1884-1945) was the son of Judge Edwin G. Hunter and Lucy Texada Hunter. His father was a local attorney of distinction who served as district attorney and later as judge. His mother Lucy was the daughter of Lewis Texada, Sr. and Pleasance Hunter Texada. He hadContinue reading ““Law, Medicine, & Poetry” at 831 City Park Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71301″

“Pharmacies, Hotels, and Cafes” at 1801 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

In 1918, the building appears with Leonard’s Pharmacy owned by Charles C. Leonard in part of the building and the French Cafe owned by John Lacombe in the other suite. Thu, Feb 21, 1918 – Page 5 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) · April 11, 1918 Grapico Bottling Works would also locate inContinue reading ““Pharmacies, Hotels, and Cafes” at 1801 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301″

111 Park Place- The Ball Family

Park Place Drive is a lovely circular loop nestled in the corner of Texas Avenue and Masonic Drive. This development called the Park Place Addition came on to the residential housing scene in 1938 and was advertised as the only exclusive residential addition in the city of Alexandria. The area was zoned for no commercialContinue reading “111 Park Place- The Ball Family”

Shiloh Baptist Church, 930 Washington Street

The Alexandria Historical & Genealogical Library is raising money to restore the Historic Shiloh Baptist Church. Make an online donation click here. The Historic Shiloh Baptist Church at 930 Washington Street is 6174 sq ft, situated directly next to the future City of Alexandria Civil Rights Park, and located within a mile of the childhoodContinue reading “Shiloh Baptist Church, 930 Washington Street”