Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Playmakers Inc. Origins

The community theater Playmakers Inc. was hit hard by the floods a few weeks ago. As news spread about the damage done, an outpouring of concern and support has arisen for the western St. Tammany theatrical arts organization which began in 1955. For a look back at how it all started,HERE'S A LINK TO A PDF File featuring an article from a 1955 New Orleans Dixie Roto magazine. The magazine was published on Sundays and inserted into the Times Picayune.

Here is another early history of Playmakers, printed in a 1981 Chamber of Commerce magazine. Click on the image below to enlarge the article. 

The Playmakers barn is located on the site of the original Sans Souci Creamery, which is described below in a 1905 booklet.

In a posting on the "Remember Covington" Facebook page Tim O'Connor noted that his Great Grandfather Horace Bougere built the diary farm north of Covington in the San Souci Forest. The dairy covered the entire area off of Lee Rd. Down Playmakers Road and stretched all the way to the Bogue Falaya River. The dairy barn was built around the year 1913.