Marsolan Feed & Seed

 A landmark business in downtown Covington, LA, was Marsolan Feed & Seed located at 316 East Gibson Street. Its main building burned down the night of Monday, November 15, 2021.

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Founded in 1939 by Norman Marsolan, it was being operated by his son Harvey Marsolan. Marsolan's sold products for pet care, gardens, lawn, and landscaping services. And on certain days it hosted a music show. 

 Hundreds of Covington area residents have fond memories of the establishment, its seeds, garden tools, straw hats, its selection of washtubs and buckets. They recall going there as children, mesmerized by the sights and smells. Farmers and ranchers frequented the place, not only for the fertilizers and gear, but to visit and check on what's new.
In recent years, the business was the site of occasional entertaining music programs, featuring a wide variety of bands. 

In 1947, the business was located at 425 N. Columbia Street

Taking part in community festivities

 An advertisement from 1918

Photo by Google street view


The Old Feed Store Music Series
Performing live on stage- The Necessary Gentlemen 

To view videos of the music being performed at Marsolan's

 Photos from their Facebook page

For information on the devastating fire, CLICK HERE. 
The morning after the fire...



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