Circa 1885Probably 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.
|Placed By||City Of Covington|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, December 24th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 778940 N 3375096|
|Decimal Degrees||30.47578333, -90.09450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 28.547', W 90° 5.67'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 28' 32.82" N, 90° 5' 40.2" W|
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|Area Code(s)||985, 504|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 301 N Columbia St, Covington LA 70433, US|
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