Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Poole Lumber Aerial Photo in 1974

Now here is an aerial photo that's difficult to figure out, so I will describe exactly where it is.  Here's the picture, taken in October of 1974, of the brand new Poole Lumber Company building on the north side of Covington. 

The view is looking towards the east, with the 190 Bypass at the bottom of the frame heading down towards Covington High. La. Hwy. 25 runs across the frame about two-thirds up in the picture. It is heading off toward the left to go to Folsom, and it is curving towards the right of the frame to go down into Covington. Poole Lumber Company is the large white roof on the right hand side.

Click on the image to make it larger. 

Covington High School is just down this road

Here's a close up view of the La. 25/Covington Bypass intersection. Click on the image for a larger version. 

The picture is interesting for what it does not show, things that haven't been built yet: the St. Tammany Parish Jail, the Winn Dixie Supermarket and shopping center, the Shell Service Station, drug stores, Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's, with no residential subdivisions in the far distance.

The picture is shown again below compared side by side with a Google maps image from this year. Click on the image below for a larger view. 

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