Lake Pontchartrain and North Shore
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F. Salmen, Res Slidell, La.

Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: June 1909
Description: F. Salmen, Res Slidell, LA
Ashleigh's Note: This home was built in 1895 by Fritz Salmen, one of Slidell's early founders and industrial leaders. Known as the Salmen-Fritchie House, the home was later occupied by Homer Fritchie, Sr., a descendant of Fritz Salmen and mayor of Slidell for 32 years. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Southern Creosote Co., Slidell, La.

Era: 1907-1914
Description: Southern Creosote Co., Slidell, La.
Publisher: H.G. Zimmerman & Co. Chicago

Southern Creosote Co., Slidell, La.

Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: November 1907
Description: View of Bayou Vincent Slidell, La.

First public school buildings in Slidell

Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: February 1912
Ashleigh's Note: These are the first two public school buildings in Slidell built at Brakefield and Carey Streets. Built in 1910 to house grades one to eleven, Slidell High became the first accredited high school in St. Tammany Parish.

Southern Creosote Co., Slidell, La.

Era: Circa early 1930s
Description: The White Kitchen
3 Locations
Restaurant, Bar-Grill and Pkg. Liquors - Indian Style Barbeque
Milk Fed Country Fried Chickens - Finest Steaks Obtainable
Open 24 Hours
"A Friendly Place Where Friends Meet"

Bayou Gardens
Era: Curt Teich 1950
Description: Sunlight and Shadows in Patio
Bayou Gardens, Lacombe, La.
Bayou Gardens, on the banks of historic Bayou Lacombe, creates a panorama of beauty that only Mother Nature can paint. Here, where Chahta-Ima worked among the Choctaw Indians, the natural Charm and Beauty of the Bayou Country are preserved and enhanced by profuse planting of Camellias, Azaleas and other shrubs. The loveliness that pervades the atmosphere of this paradise of Louisiana cannot be put into words.
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago
Bayou Gardens
Era: Curt Teich 1950
Description: Antique Urn in Corner of Camellia Garden
Bayou Gardens, Lacombe, La.
(Same backside description as card above.)
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago
Bayou Gardens
Era: Curt Teich 1950
Description: Boxwood Planting in Camellia Garden
Bayou Gardens, Lacombe, La
(Same backside description as card above.)
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago
Bayou Gardens
Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: September 1912
Description: On the Road to Bayou Lacomb, Mandeville, La.
Publisher: The H.H. Hamm Series, Erie, Pa.
Bayou Gardens
Era: Curt Teich 1953
Description: Bayou Castaing, Mandeville, Louisiana
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago
"New Camelia" on Lake Pontchartrain
Era: 1907-1914
Description: "New Camelia" on Lake Pontchartrain The "New Camelia" is the steamboat that carries passengers to points across Lake Pontchartrain, leaving New Orleans every evening and returning in the morning. A more delightful or picturesque trip could not be imagined than along this beautiful waterway, with the pine trees along the banks and the cypress almost lapping their branches overhead.
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons Art Publishers to their Majesties the King & Queen Printed in England
Personal note on back: "I send you this steamboat picture so you can see how we sometimes spend a summer day - Hope you are all still enjoying Pass Christian."
"The Pier, Mandeville" on Lake Pontchartrain
Era: 1908-1913
Postmark: August 1912
Description: The Pier, Mandeville, La.
Personal note on back: "...enjoying a visit at the Rest-A-While. Everything is lovely here. "
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago
Ashleigh's Note: This is the Mandeville pier is where the New Camelia and other steamers docked to unload passengers traveling across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. They could then board a trolley or walk to the end of the pier to be carried by horse and buggy/wagon to their destinations.
"New Camelia" on Lake Pontchartrain
Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: August 1909
Description: Boat Landing at Mandeville, La.
Personal note on back: "Am having a nice time over here.
Just came from taking a bath in the lake and the water was fine.
The breeze is grand.
Sleep well and feel fine, and I think I'm improving."
Rest-A-While Mandeville, La.

Era: 1907-1914
Description: Rest-A-While
Mandeville, La.

Drug Store and Post Office
Era: 1907-1914
Description: Drug Store and Post Office Mandeville, La.
Publisher: The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bathing Scene and Old Breakwater
Era: 1915-1929
Postmark: 1918
Description: Bathing Scene and Old Breakwater. Mandeville, La.
Publisher: The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Famous Abita Springs

Era: Curt Teich 1952
Description: Famous Abita Springs, Known for its Health Giving Waters, Abita Springs, Louisiana Where the salt breezes from the Gulf mingle with the air of the piney woods, north of Lake Pontchartrain, lies the famous Abita Springs, where nature performs miracles.
Publisher: Curt Teich

Main Building Long Branch Hotel

Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: October 1910
Description: Main Building Long Branch Hotel, Abita Springs, La.
Made in Germany

Long Branch Hotel

Era: Curt Teich 1929
Description: Long Branch Hotel Annex, Abita Springs, La.
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago

Long Branch Hotel

Era: Curt Teich 1929
Description: Long Branch Hotel Annex, Abita Springs, La.
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago

Main Building Long Branch Hotel

Era: Curt Teich 1934
Description: Long Branch Hotel, Abita Springs, La.
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago

Millionaire Row and Highbrow Ave.

Era: Curt Teich 1918
Postmark: September 1919
Description: Millionaire Row and Highbrow Ave., Abita Springs, La.
Publisher: Curt Teich, Chicago

Tchefuncta River, La.

Era: 1907-1914
Description: Tchefuncta River, La. Tchefuncta River drains into Lake Pontchartrain on the side of the lake opposite New Orleans. It is a charming body of water, lined to the edge on both sides with trees and verdure.
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons Art Publishers to their Majesties the King & Queen
Printed in England

Columbia Street, Covington, La.

Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: November 1907
Description: Columbia Street, Covington, La.

Bogue Falaya River at foot of Columbia St., Covington, La.

Era: 1907-1914
Postmark: August 1908
Description: Bogue Falaya River at foot of Columbia St., Covington, La. Made in Germany

Slidell Methodist Church Educational Building

Era: Circa 1960s
Description: Slidell Methodist Church Educational Building
433 Erlanger Street
Organized in 1887. This is the third location.
Sanctuary to be erected in 1966.
Publisher: Slidell Chamber of Commerce

Our Lady of Lourdes

Era: Circa 1960s
Description: Our Lady of Lourdes, Slidell, La.
Church dedicated March 24, 1962
This parish is 75 years old this year, 1965.
Established in 1890.
Publisher: Slidell Chamber of Commerce

Slidell City Hall

Era: 1970s
Description: Slidell City Hall, Slidell, Louisiana
Postmark: November 1977 Original construction in 1929. Under the direction of Father Francis Balay, OSB, and used continually as Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School until 1962. It was used as a private school from 1962-1965 and as a public high school in 1966. Thereafter abandoned until acquisition by the City of Slidell in 1972. Restoration began January 1973 and completed August 1973.
Publisher: Burke Studio, Inc.
Slidell, LA

Liberty Marine Corporation

Era: 1945-Present
Description: Liberty Marine Corporation
Located on Bayou Liberty Rd., Slidell, La. A full service marine shipyard with a 30 ton crane and a staff of fourteen to take care of all your boating needs. Also, we have a ship's store and over 50 new and used boats in stock.
Open 8-5 Tues. - Sat. 12-5 Sunday
Phone 641-3687 or 524-6452
Publisher: Aerial Surveys
1603 Ferrier Dr.
Titusville, FL 32780



PLEASE NOTE: The above postcards are just a few of the new ones in my
collection for this category and are not part of the first book below.








St. Tammany Parish Postcards


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St. Tammany Parish Postcards:
A Glimpse Back in Time

By Ashleigh Austin


“Ashleigh Austin’s book of early St. Tammany postcards, St. Tammany Parish
Postcards: A Glimpse Back in Time
, recently released by Pelican Publishing Company of
Gretna, is beautifully printed and documented, with about half of the approximately 115
images in full color. This soft-cover, 80-page book is 9 by 9 inches in size, and is printed
on heavy stock that should stand up to the frequent perusing it doubtless will receive.

Most of the postcards, which date from about 1905 into the 1960’s, are printed
approximately at the original scale. The arrangement is geographic and by time, from
New Orleans East and the Rigolets through Slidell, Lacombe and Mandeville to Abita
Springs, Covington, and Madisonville, with smaller communities also represented. Images
include the three Lake Pontchartrain bridges--Watson-Williams and Rigolets near Slidell,
and the Causeway at Mandeville--near the time of their construction, as well as hotels,
schools, churches, businesses, resort facilities and industries.

Altogether, Ashleigh Austin has done the residents of St. Tammany, New Orleans,
Jefferson, and nearby parishes a tremendous service by gathering and publishing these
rare and valuable early images. Both natives and newcomers will enjoy “St. Tammany in
the making” through this book.”

-Charles J. Fritchie, Jr.


Charles J. Fritchie, Jr. is a Slidell native and author of the first book on Slidell history,
Notes on Slidell History
, which was published in 1999 by GOSH (Guardians of Slidell
History). He was president of GOSH from July 1999 through June 2001. He organized
exhibits at the Slidell Museum during its management by GOSH between 1997 and 1999,
and he has organized most exhibits at the GOSH Museum since its opening in early 2001.
Mr. Fritchie is Professor Emeritus of Tulane University, having retired as Professor of
Chemistry in December 1996.







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