1923-07-29 Old and New Shreveport; Hamilton Terrace

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1923-07-29 Old and New Shreveport; Hamilton Terrace - ' SUNDAY MORNING THE SHREVEPORT TIMES va-riou...
' SUNDAY MORNING THE SHREVEPORT TIMES va-riou It a ts a it a ap- a of of a of OLD AND NEW SHREVEPORT CHEEK BY JOWL ' ' " '" - """" 1 - ; "j "77' r Kmmtmmf it-' it-' it-' mmmmmmmmmmmmmmimmmmmmmimv' V ' '' V sjatataatawaa By ELEANOR HUFFMAN. The yesterdays of Shreveport are fast passing. It is only in a few of the older streets that a hint remains remains of the city as it was. The Union Depot Belt car line traverses some of these and then jumps one into hustling, bustling, building Shreveport of today; through avenues avenues of wealth and lesser streets where the most of Its foreign population population is represented and others where the pioneers' families have their castles. "Eli and Amadee Gras" how quaint that sign, painted on an old grocery store, sounds, and how full of the flavor of Old Louisianne. Above the store hangs an old wrought iron balcony that runs the length of the house just as those in Rampart Rampart street, of New Orleans, do, which romantically minded Shreve-porters Shreve-porters Shreve-porters go down to see. Almost aa, antique as the wrought iron balcony is the rest of the advertisement "Family and Fancy Groceries," that' was painted before these extrava gant daya when no distinction isi made lor guests or homefolks, and the children are allowed to come toI the table with company. In the vacant lot next door, two negro boys operate their shoe-shining' shoe-shining' shoe-shining' stand. A small settee set on a platform platform makes a two-customer two-customer two-customer place of busineas, and here dusky Beau Brummela may be seen having their1 shoes shined, or, on hot days, Rastus, the proprietor, himself, may slumber on hia bench, cap over bis eyes. It: will not be long before tall' tiled, buildings are put on this valuable. lot, and the boys will be gone and, with them a bit moro of that local color which distinguished Shreveport as a distinctly southern city, Sign Out of Date. Progress has not affected the signs in Texae avenue, however. On this same block a cobbler advertises "New and Woren Shoes," and a cold drink stand with two entrances, one for white and the other labeled "colored," boasts of "Ice Cold Beer." Before the cobbler's shop old shoes hang in long rows like strings of prize fish, and bright tan boots vie with bull dog toed pumps for patronage. Greek and Jew and Italian mer chants dispute for business, some of them showing the- the- old slogans like everything below cost, and one of them even says in his sign, "Buy Here Or We Both Lose." 'Yet across the street is the modern flat-iron flat-iron flat-iron building plate-glassed plate-glassed plate-glassed all across the front, with the latest and some not so late, the most expensive, and some not so costly, motor cars in its windows. windows. There are ten big garages and fill' Ing stations on this stretch of Texas avenue, but it is on this street, too that two rambling old frame buildings buildings still stand as "Horse and Mule Barns," minding one of the days when Texas avenue was the trail to western western settlements. And here is the old blacksmith's shop just past Cotton Cotton street, which carries on its business business just as it did S5 years ago, before the vacant lot across the car tracka waa parked with 40 motor cars and became Shreveport's "Used Car Market. The glow from its open forge falls out upon the broken brick pavement in front Just as it did when the big A. J. Ingersoll home at Grand and Texas avenues was a brand-new brand-new brand-new residence in an elegant neighborhood. All the pathos of passing passing neighborhoods clings about this corner, and it is hard to hold a sigh for the vanishing respectability of stately old mansions which once held the high dreams of some young bride of half a century ago who thought to see her children's children grown up in the same spot. Now a junkyard junkyard belches its rusty wheels and rails over the sides of the signboard signboard which hides its hideousness. A new contrast, a hint of tomorrow, stands in the modern brick hotel which has been erected a shor( distance distance beyond. Up-to-date Up-to-date Up-to-date Up-to-date Up-to-date stores are fast being built beside it. And so the old street grows more interesting interesting Jn dollars and cents. Distinct Community. The negro Strand, the Pell Mell of the colored population, is next. Two negro picture shows, a church and any number of barber shops and stores give the place its name. Here on Sunday afternoons the pavement is double-lined double-lined double-lined with the neatest Sunday Sunday suits and gayest dresses of the dark Loohinvars and Lady Ellens. There is even a negro undertaking establishment in this section in fact, there are three monument yards 'before 'before the Jordan street crossing ia reached, and the Charity hospital ia not far beyond to start the Joyous circle all over again with ita birthrate birthrate every day. The hospital, the Central High School and the municipal water and sewerage building show how much this part of town means to the public, public, and when Che corner is turned at Jordan street there is the police substation, a potent factor in indicating indicating the passing of the old and the advent of the new. But almost like Bnother public building with its illusions illusions of permanency are the strings of tank cars and freights that seem always to be passing a'long Southern avenue when the car stops at the crossing. Almost every time, the bell clangs; the wooden gates drop, and the train must go by before the car proceeds down picturesque Jordan street, where the oak trees almost meet overhead. This effect is admired by all except the linemen linemen of the traction company, who fear a short eintuit, probably death, with every storm that strikes, every breeze that blows. Palace an Worelfl. "Youreeka," at Fairtteld and Jordan, Jordan, with its green-shaded green-shaded green-shaded lawn and tall trees offers the first contrast to the poverty just passed in Texas avenue dwellings. The- The- homes of E. B. Herndon, Black Hamilton, J. Homer Homer Jordan and S. S. Hunter, pioneer in the oil development around Shreveport Shreveport are close by upon this street. The immense tree-covered tree-covered tree-covered lawn and lovely driveway of the Jacobs estate are perhaps the next more impressive after "Youreeka," but the homes of A. J. Peavy, E. B. Rand, and Arthur Sample also make Jordan street inimitable inimitable in its quiet air of cool beauty. "Ardenwood," the E. II . Randolph home, with its sunken gardens gardens and pool, ia next, and then comes the new $200,000 Herold home, standing like a white palace far back at the intersection of Line ave rue; Judge J. C. Pugh's and Judge W. C. Hail's are a few more of the prominent residences to be seen after Texas avenue and ita polyglot industries industries and population is past. At Louisiana avenue Is the recently re- re- Bottom, manaiona of two ages; right, recently completed palatial homo of Attorney and Mrs. S. L. Herold in Jordan street, the last word in elegance and comfort In Shreveport, city of beautiful homes.. Left, a mansion of the Shreveport of an earlier, day; atill atanding in Texaa avenue.. Above, a viata of arbored Jordan street, Main Street of aristocratic realdence district.. Left, an outpost of civilization in the daya-of daya-of daya-of the present generation's youth, the village smithy, on the edge of town SO years ago, now miles from the city limits, surrounded by residences which, disputing the enroachment of the business district, have themselves been surrounded by business buildings. modeled) S. G. Sample Jiome and across the utt-eet utt-eet utt-eet is a vacant lot which humor reports that Mr. Sample has bought, and intends to hold in order that no store or business house may be erected there. One block up in Louisiana avenue is a modern plumbing plumbing shop, the first invader into the aanctity of thia residence neighborhood. neighborhood. Contrasts In Terrace." The Florsheitn home, with its high sloping lawn marks the crest of beauty and affluence in Louisiana avenue, and across from it in scenic contrast is the gulch on the opposite side of which a proposed new school is to be built. It is filled with high willow trees whose topmost branches are on a level with the car track and flaunt their foam of trumpet vines to passers-by. passers-by. passers-by. Sun-flowers Sun-flowers Sun-flowers grow along ths edge of the gully and show their faces above the asphalt, asphalt, while a triple-bend triple-bend triple-bend path meets the northern sky line. Some day the trumpet vines will all be gone, the hollow will be filled for a square brick building, and the path will give way to an ordered cement walk. Shreveport will lose a little more of that individual quality ao dear to old residents and new, and will have taken one more step towards becom ing the typical American city. Next is the old depot Itself, now no longer a "depot" at all, but in the modernized. parlance, "the Union Station." It is Just as busy a place now, however, as before the enlargements enlargements in 1919, and some think it even more bustling. The street ear waits for the trains to cross its path again, before it rolls down the hill to Crockett street and the busy hum of "downtown." It turns once more at Milam, on the corner where three large banks guard the treasure of the community and enters the wholesale district. Oil Supplants Cotton. Here the old cotton brokers had their offices when the wealth of the district lay in the field for half the year, to be speculated upon in advance, advance, and prayed for until the moment moment when it was safely baled and snipped. Cobwebs hanar on the brok- brok- JUNK DEALER IS CONVICTED City Wins Tet Caaej of Ordi-, Ordi-, Ordi-, nanca Prohibiting Junk Yards in Certain Areas I. Schulti, accused of operating s jnnk business on lots on Texas avenue avenue and triad recently, waa found r'ullty in city court Saturday of vlo-atlng vlo-atlng vlo-atlng Ordinance 6 of 1923, whloh Crohiblts the operation of say junk usiness within fire district A. ex cept under certain conditions. Sen tence was deferred until Monday at tha request, of the council for de fense, ao that he could file a motion in arrest of judgment. A motion to auash the affidavit was filed by the defendant on the grounds that tha ordinance, which en panes of one old brokerage house how long will It be before the oil king has mailt it,, too, a part of his domain T This is only one block from the river, and the car turns back Into Texas street, to tha blase of sun on concrete walls and ths noisy struggle of an uncompromising "today." "today." Yesterday its last hints and traces are loft behind, along ths old Union Depot Belt, and the sentimentalist wonders if' the car will make H rounds even once again before fast-changing fast-changing fast-changing prosperity will have effaced a little more of Shreveport's local color and romance. ' la In it 22 a How Manf Pounds Would Yob Like to Lose in a Week? If you are fat and irant to loe weight, t will end mu a sample of the famous Rld-0-Kt Rld-0-Kt Rld-0-Kt Rld-0-Kt Rld-0-Kt triaint absolutely Pre. Do not send any mnney Juat your name and addre to Wliintrm Iabnratorloa, iill Coca Cola Bids., Kansas City, Mo. Adv. Bad Accounts! Moat ewery business house of atanding has accounts that are ordinarily thrown in the common category of bad debte yet these account may be worth 100 cents on the dollar where experience and facilities are employed to recreate contact contact and understanding. Very often a supposed bad debtor may thus become a substantial substantial paying pat -on -on aa the result of an amicable adjustment of his indebtedness. THE LAWS CREDIT AND COLLECTION BrRKAU has for nearly ten years been recognized as an efficient mediator between the professional or business man and his patron. Its methods are practical and persistent. Renew that amicable contact originally existing between you and your debtor list your accounts with us and we will get your money or tell you why. The Laws Credit & Collection Bureau It. M. LAWS, Manager 61 American Bank Bldg. Telephone 584 II Success fill men differ in many respects Going HART AND When under-priced it a big dent ours. It's tomorrow things 1 i Dixie Weaves, Linens, BIG SIZES, " We if

Clipped from The Times29 Jul 1923, SunPage 18

The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana)29 Jul 1923, SunPage 18
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