Monday, March 18, 2019

Pen & Ink Sketches on 1976 Calendar

In 1976 the St. Tammany Art Association published a monthly calendar featuring the work of three of its artists: Lyn Hill, Jackie Garness and Florence "Winky" Chesnutt. 

Here are the pages from that calendar from 43 years ago that spotlighted some of St. Tammany's most interesting buildings, cottages and churches.

Included are the explanatory comments on the bottom of each pen and ink sketch. Click on the images to make them larger. 

The Jefferson House in Covington was built in 1895 by the Young family. An Acadian style cottage of pine and cypress. 

The Old Holy Family Catholic Church that was built in 1892. It was originally on Boston St. and then moved to Columbia St. in 1940, according to the calendar page. 

The Folsom Train Depot (now demolished) served both the sawmill and the people of the northern end of the parish.

Mandeville Lakefront Home built in the early 1800's and was raised high enough to catch the cool lake breezes.

Cottage Shadow located on Cedar St. in Madisonville, this raised Louisiana cottage has a unique "heart" cut out design.

Lacombe Cottage built by Peter Cousin in 1861, it is located on Fish Hatchery Road.

A Northshore camp, a typical wooden camp in the Slidell marshlands, built on pilings with walkway and boat shed, used for fishing.

Country Clutter, a shop on Lee Lane in Covington, formerly a guest house of a nearby resort hotel in what was once Sharipin (Charropin) Park on the Bogue Falaya River. 

Abita Springs Pavilion, built in 1888 by Poitevent and Favre on the site of the Indian medicinal springs

"Captain" Heughan Cottage, built in 1892, by Heughan, master ship designer and builder at the Madisonville shipyard

The Madisonville Presbyterian Church, dedicated in 1905, it has beautiful wood and wrought iron seats that came from old New Orleans streetcars.

Bush Log Cabin is located on the Bush-Folsom highway. This long straw pine cabin was built by Willis Sharp in the late 1800's.

See also:

Florence "Winky" Chesnutt

Lyn Hill

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Northshore Garden and Plant Sale - 2019

The Northshore Garden and Plant Sale extravaganza was held on Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2019, at the LSU Ag Center Showbarn on the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds in Covington.

Dozens of plant vendors and garden tool and backyard decorative artists were on hand for the annual event, attracting hundreds of plant enthusiasts. An admission charge helped raise funds for the Bobby Fletcher Sr. and St. Tammany Master Gardener College Scholarship Funds.

A wide variety of plants, landscaping ideas, and auxiliary supplies were on display for the two day event under the covered arena. There were also a number of speakers sharing gardening information on a wide range of topics from pollination and plant disease management to weed identification and edible gardening. 

For more information, visit

Here are some photos. Click on the images to make them larger. 

See also:

Dr. Bobby Fletcher, Sr.

Northshore Garden and Plant Sale- 2018


Saturday, March 16, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2019

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade graced the streets of downtown Covington Saturday, March 16, as hundreds of parade participants in a variety of costumes entertained the thousand or so people lining the parade route. 

Here are some photographs. Click on the images to make them larger.

See also:

St. Patrick's Day Parade 22 Years Ago in 1997