Saturday, October 19, 2019

Claverie Drug Store

In 1903 Joseph S. Claverie purchased the drug store owned by Victor Frederick of Covington. 


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Friday, October 18, 2019

100 Years Ago This October 18

What was going on 100 years ago this week? CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer of October 18, 1919. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Doodle Bug


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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hotel Richard

A few words about Hotel Richard in Covington, from a 1910's advertising booklet. 


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It was later called Riverside Inn.



 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

City Drug Store


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In June 2018 The Covington Heritage Foundation hosted several historical talks showcasing the history of businesses on Columbia Street, including City Drugs (the current location of Roy's Knife and Archery Shop.)




Lanell Theriot, Mayor Mike Cooper, and Lynn Theriot

See also:

Columbia Street Businesses

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Ramblers Club

A group of Covington residents assembled at The Ramblers Club near Bogue Falaya Park in this early 20th century photograph. Click on the image to make it larger.





Among the people pictured are Marvin Poole, John Edgar, Deed Smith, Jim Galouye, Sidney Frederick, Marshal Dulion, Cass Segond, Albert Perbos, Jake Seiler Sr., Charles Theobald, E.V. Richard, Paul LaCroix Sr., Nick Seiler, E. J. Frederick Sr., Frank Patecek Sr., Dr. Numa Hebert, Bob Badon, Wallace Poole, Leon Hebert Sr., and Emile Frederick Sr.




Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fall For Art 2019

Dozens of businesses, artists, musicians, and community groups took part in last night's "Fall for Art - 2019" event in downtown Covington. Here are some photographs from the activities on Columbia Street. 

















Saturday, October 12, 2019

Covington High Seniors 1924

The senior class of Covington High School is shown in this 1924 photograph. Click on the image to make it larger.



 The teacher seated on the front row is Professor Parks.Others on the front row from left to right are Ruby Williams, Erma Sharp, Gladys Sharpe, Amy Frederick, Althea  Wadsworth, Mathilda Haik, Clara King, Mildred Gaseliln, and Nicholas Seiler. Standing from left to right are Hester Burns, Donice Bulloch, Grace McCormick, William Horrell, Augusta Edwards, Frederick A. Sheffield, Gladys Young, Lewis L. Morgan, Jr., Eva Pennington, George L. Becker, Jane Dutsch, and Maford McDougall.

Friday, October 11, 2019

100 Years Ago This October 11

What was going on 100 years ago this week? CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer of October 11, 1919. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

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Special Train Excursions To The Fair