Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
835 Main Street
1927: I.B. Lacroix opened a gas station on the east corner of the block. It was later moved across the street where it remained under the ownership of his son, I.B. Lacroix, Jr. Bucky Pease's Garage replaced the Gremillion home adjacent to the Lacroix station. Before Rubin "Doc" O'Neal received a city franchise for bus service in 1939, residents called the Five O One Taxi Company, also located next to the station, for five cent rides to Alexandria. Others who operated taxis in Pineville were W.H. Barton, Shorty Dodd, Lawrence Singleton, and the Floyd Brothers. From 1941 until 1989, the Post Office was located at 801 Main Street. The building now houses the senior Citizen's Center. Pineville Grammar and Junior High School was built on the Reagan homesite in 1916 and rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 1959.
Erected by City of Pineville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 19.405′ N, 92° 26.008′ W. Marker is in PinevilleTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 Main Street, Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 800 Block Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Pineville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Address by President Lincoln (about 600 feet away); Main Street (about 600 feet away); Alexandria National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Intersection of Shamrock and Main Streets (about 600 feet away); 900 Block of Main Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
More about this marker. Located on grounds of the Pineville Elementary School
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2017.