Covington History segment provided by local historical writer Ron Barthet. View Ron’s blog Tammany Family here.
Here’s a collection of photos of streets in downtown Covington in the 1970’s, as well as a couple of Claiborne Hill photos.
Boston Street Southern Hotel
Above, Fair Parade October 5, 1979
Boston Street in Front of Old Courthouse
Boston Street across from Old Courthouse
Columbia Street, looking north from Rutland. Heritage Bank is where White’s Store was.
Columbia Street, looking northward towards Boston Street
Hebert Drugs, where del Porto Restaurant is today.
New Hampshire St., looking northward from Boston St.
New Hampshire St., looking northward from Gibson Street, showing Burns Furniture Company and Ben Franklin Variety Store. The Youth Service Bureau is where the Ben Franklin store was located.
New Hampshire St., looking northward from Rutland St.
Corner Boston and New Hampshire Streets
Southern Hotel building
Claiborne Hill, looking east from the overpass
Southern Hotel Building
Boston Looking Eastward From New Hampshire
Badeaux’s Drive In, 21st Avenue at Tyler Street
Columbia St., looking north from Rutland St.
Columbia Street Washateria, where the St. Tammany Art Association is now.
Covington Motors Staff, across from train depot on N. New Hampshire
Boston St., Looking East from Columbia Street
Boston Street, looking towards bridge from overpass. Holden’s Gulf Service Station is at left
A & P Supermarket
Lee Lane at Boston, Chamber building
Two photos of Southern Hotel under renovation
Covington High (CJ Shoen) 1974
The Werhli House on New Hampshire Street, located in area now a parking lot for Citizens Bank
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