Dr. Salathiel Ayres built his business in 1891 at the cost of $2,500. He used the upper level of this building as his office for many years. 1

Dr. Salathiel Bainbridge Ayres was born in 1839 in Spencerburg, Missouri. He attended Bethel College in Palmyra until the outbreak of the Civil War. He was a Confederate sympathizer and joined other young volunteers under the command of Captain Theodore Brace. He served as an orderly sergeant until his period of enlistment expired. After the end of his time as a soldier he started classes at Rush Medical College. He began practicing medicine in Spencerburg in the spring of 1864. In May of 1866, he took his medical practice to Louisiana. He practiced medicine for many years, with various partners, until his health began to fail. Even still, some of his patients still went to his home to seek advice and sometimes treatment. He died at his home in Louisiana in 1914 at the age of 75. 2

1906 – 1937 Henry A. Schmitt –  Tailor occupies 310 Georgia. The Pike Beauty Shop makes the  upper level of 310 Georgia their place of business in 1937. 3

Schmitt TailorsWR 310 Georgia

1. “Pike County Directory: Louisiana City Business Directory (1892-1893).” n.d. Louisiana, Missouri.
2. Louisiana Press Journal. 1914. “Died.,” February 27.
3. “Artkraft Directory Publishers: Business Directory.” 1937. Louisiana, Missouri.