Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hotels, Motels, and Cottages

Visitors to St. Tammany Parish over the past 100 years have found quite a number of motels, hotels, cottages, resorts and even sanitariums for their convenience. 

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New Abita Springs Hotel, Abita Springs 



Bank Hotel Corner New Hampshire and Rutland Sts, Covington

A "Bank Hotel" Ad in the Farmer, 1887 






Rest A While In Mandeville

Located where the Abita Springs Library is today, burned in 1910

St. Tammany Hotel in Mandeville 


A 1927 Advertisement

The Southern Hotel was a top attraction from 1910 onward

Southern Hotel

To view more photos of the Southern Hotel, CLICK HERE.


The Oaks

For more information on the Fenwick Sanitarium, CLICK HERE.

Sunshine Cottage

Visitors to Mulberry Grove Plantation in the 1930's

As roads were paved, fewer people arrived by train and boat, and the demand for roadside motels and "tourist courts" increased. As the 20th century progressed, more and more motels were located in St. Tammany

Jim's Court near Covington in 1950.
Photo by Edwin F Beck


Wally, Jim and John Ruff and Henry Beck at right in the 
Bogue Falaya River at Jim's Beach, 1952, behind Jim's Court


Bosco's Motel on Pontchartrain Drive in Slidell

Hurston's Pine Manor Motel and Restaurant
south of Covington 

South of Covington on U.S. 190

Courtyard by Marriott, Covington