New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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The Southern Yacht Club

     

Founded in 1849, the Southern Yatch club, the second oldest in the United States, prospered enough to building this attractive frame structure in 1879. Atop wood pilings in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain, the club housed an office, clubrooms, dormitories and a cafe'; however, deterioration proved so severe by the end of World War II, the building was demolished.

The Southern Yacht Club, West End, New Orleans,La. This postcard is dated 1907, was made in Germany and published by The New Orleans News Co. 

     

    1849

Southern Yacht Club
is established.
It is the nation?s second-oldest sailing association.

Source: Historic New Orleans Collection
http://www.hnoc.org/

    

  1900s

Postcard notes "Showing Yacht and Rowing Clubs in the distance". Published by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, WI - Card No. 2995-N

    

 1901

   

   The Southern Yacht Club.

Source:
http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/photos/williams/williams66.htm

 

     

   This postcard is marked Yachts at West End Lake Pontchartrian Louisiana. The postmark is 1911. 

     

  Raphael Tuck & Sons Postcard view of the West End of the Southern Yacht Club. Believed to be pre-1915.

     

  Postcard circa 1940s

        

  1940s postcard

     

 Postcard titled "Preparing for Regatta on Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, La. "
Linen Era (1930-1945)
Signed by A. Hirschwitz, New Orleans, LA. on back.
Published by Genuine Curteich, Chicago.
Description--"Sailing regattas are enjoyed on Lake Ponchartrain. Southern Yacht Club, second oldest in America, is seen in the background. Card part of the ?New Orleans - America?s Most Interesting City? series."

     

   Established in 1849, it remains on the lake today!