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.
Location. 31° 19.405′ N, 92° 26.008′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on Main Street (Business State Highway 165) west of Reagan Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 Main Street, Pineville LA 71360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 800 Block Main Street First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 900 Block of Main Street (about 700 feet away); Alexandria National Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Intersection of Main and Reagan streets (approx. 0.2 miles away); 700 Block Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1000 Block Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 1101 Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
More about this marker. Located on grounds of the Pineville Elementary School
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2017.