Not far from the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park in Covington is the Mackie House, a 19th century home with an incredible history. It features shaded galleries, heart pine floors, and within a short walk down Independence Street is Columbia Landing on the Bogue Falaya River.
In an article on Realtor.com posted in November of 2015, Angela Colley wrote that The Mackie House was an Acadian styled home surrounded by beautiful oak trees and a white picket fence. "Built in 1877, the property once belonged to none other than John Wharton Collins, a New Orleans merchant who founded the city of Covington in 1813. The five bedroom, four and a half bath home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places," wrote Colley.
"There’s a long hall and staircase in the middle and rooms on either side,"Ms. Colley goes on to say. "Off the back porch, a centuries-old barn sits on a gravel drive." That would be the Mackie Carriage House, a historic structure all its own (and with its own plaque to prove it.)