Covington in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Covington Bank and Trust Building
Probably the most significant economic development, not only for Covington but for the parish as a whole, was the establishment of the bank. The Covington Bank & Trust was established in these original quarters. It is the oldest commercial building in Covington.
Two fires destroyed most buildings built before 1880. Rebuilt shortly after the Great Fire of 1898, the downtown buildings provide a beautiful example of turn-of-the-century commercial architecture. In 1909, there was a fireman's parade, which included several fire companies. These organizations united to form the Covington Fire Department.
Erected 2013 by City Of Covington.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 28.547′ N, 90° 5.67′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Boston Street (State Highway 21) and North Columbia Street (State Highway 437), on the right when traveling west on East Boston StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 534 East Boston Street, Covington LA 70433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Southern Hotel (about 400 feet away); Reconstruction Period (about 500 feet away); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Public "Ox Lot" Parking (about 600 feet away); Columbia Street Landing (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2016.