Saturday, January 22, 2022

South Abita Springs Promoted

 In 1917 real estate sales in the new southern section of Abita Springs began picking up. Here is a map that showed New Orleans residents where south Abita Springs was located, in relation to Mandeville, Slidell, and Covington. There were two train tracks that served the community. One track was the main railroad from Slidell, and the other was the motor car trolley from Covington to a boat dock on the Mandeville lakefront. 

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A 1917 showing the location of south Abita Springs

There were no bridges across the Rigolets at this time, and Slidell was a small but growing city with several large industries, having been chartered in 1888. 

See also:

Brief History of Abita Springs 

Abita Springs Music History 

Abita Springs Development Proposal 1887  

The Doodlebug Trolley Motor Car