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Covington in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Southern Hotel

 
 
The Southern Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
1. The Southern Hotel Marker
Inscription. At the turn of the 20th century, Covington was famous for its healthful, healing environment. Excursionists came by schooner and by rail to breathe the pine-scented air and drink the pure waters. To accommodate the many guests, Covington, like other towns on the north shore, offered a selection of hotels and home-like resorts. The Southern Hotel opened its doors on June 1, 1907. The hotel, designed in the shape of the letter "H," was constructed at a cost of $100,000. The chef and his assistants were formally in the employ of first class hotels and restaurants in New Orleans. There were 200 feet of galleries overlooking New Hampshire Street, a formal garden and a tennis court. Tame and exotic animals resided in cages in the central lobby surrounding an artesian fountain. The building housed government offices from the 1980s until a few years before its restoration began in 2012.
 
Erected 2013 by City Of Covington.
 
Location. 30° 28.527′ N, 90° 5.734′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in Saint Tammany Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North New Hampshire Street and East Boston Street (Business U.S. 190), on the right when traveling north on North New Hampshire Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington LA 70433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Southern Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
2. The Southern Hotel Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Covington Bank and Trust Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (about 700 feet away); Columbia Street Landing (about 700 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Covington (approx. mile away); Walker Percy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Peter Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
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The Southern Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
3. The Southern Hotel Marker
Marker is just to the left of the green lamp pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2017.
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