The Southern Hotel

The Southern Hotel (HM1YDE)

Location: Covington, LA 70433 St. Tammany Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 28.527', W 90° 5.734'

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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 houses government offices from the 1980's until a few years before its restoration began in 2012.
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HM NumberHM1YDE
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByCity Of Covington
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Date Added Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 778839 N 3375057
Decimal Degrees30.47545000, -90.09556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 28.527', W 90° 5.734'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 28' 31.62" N, 90° 5' 44.04" W
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Area Code(s)985, 504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 N New Hampshire St, Covington LA 70433, US
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