Wednesday, August 29, 2018


The September 4, 1919 issue of The Bossier Banner noted that new homes and businesses were going up in Plain Dealing.

“The new five-room residence being erected by Mr. Ben Turnley in the northwestern part of Plain Dealing is in charge of Mr. T.J. Lusk for the construction work, and fair progress is being made. It is to be a neat cottage—such a one as will add to the good looks of that part of town.”

“On the West Side, Mr. Johnnie Walker began placing material about ten days ago on the lot near his father’s home—south side of Palmetto Avenue and Monday construction work was begun on his residence which is to be a handsome cottage with five rooms and bath, etc. Mr. G.M. Hunter has the contract for the construction work.”

“Last week material was being placed on the ground for the six-room bungalow being erected for Mr. John Stratton near the Presbyterian Church on the East Side. Mr. G.M. Hunter has the contract for the building and Mr. J.A. Farley will do the painting and paper hanging. The bungalow is to cost $4000.”

Maurice McCall Collection

“The Machen brick building on Palmetto Avenue was sold last week by Mr. A.B. Turnley to Mr. G.T. Mays. The consideration was $2500.”

“The building is to be used by a new banking concern which is being organized by Mr. Mays and associates. The capital stock, according to information embodied in the prospectus, will be not less than $30,000 and the promoters expect the new institution to be open for business this fall—middle of October or first of November, perhaps. Stock subscription lists were being circulated last week and this week.”

To view maps of Bossier Parish towns and villages and learn the locations of more homes and businesses visit the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center.

By: Ann Middleton

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