Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
700 Block Main Street
Much business was done in the 700 block and many prominent businessmen who worked here represented their fellows in government. Dr. George S. Long, former dentist and brother to governors Huey and Earl Long, served as a United States Congressman. T.C. Brister, hardware store owner, served in the State House of Representatives six terms. Jimmy Walker, furniture store owner, served on the State Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. P. Jean Pharis, attorney, has served as District Attorney and City Judge. Bates, Barron, Willet, McKenzie and Futrell, associated with insurance and real estate, had offices where the Bates Agency stands today. Elmo Futrell served as City Mayor. J.I. Barron, Sr., J.I. Barron, Jr., and D.C. Bates served as presidents of Rapides Parish School Boards and Darryl Willet served on the Parish library board.
Erected by City of Pineville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 19.29′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 708 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. Intersection of Shamrock and Main Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); 600 Block Main Street West (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street (about 300 feet away); City of Pineville (about 300 feet away); 600 Block Main Street East (about 300 feet away); Alexandria National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); 835 Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Alexandria National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2018.