Abita Springs

Abita Springs


Photo Collection


ABITA SPRINGS, LOUISIANA

Pix # Date of Pix Size of Pix No. of Pix Kind of image Negative

1 ca. 1905 3x5 1 B&W copy print none

Men standing in front of Rausch Bar Room. John Drouant is standing to the right of the man holding child.

2 ca. 1905 3x5 1 B&W copy print none

Men standing in front of Rausch Bar Room. John Joseph Drouant is standing sixth from left. 3 ca. early 1900s. 3x5 1 B&W orig. postcard

St. Jane’s Catholic Church. (See also # 12)

4 ca. 1907 5x7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (4)

Postcard: The Abita Springs girl (Varonica Stire) feeding her pet lamb "Teddy." It was published by W. E. Carruth, 1127. Postcard marked June 12, 1907.

5 ca. early 1900s 3x5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W

Street scene with some houses.

6 ca. early 1900s 3x5 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)

Scene in the woods with the Labat Hotel in the background.

7 ca. early 1900s 3x5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W

Full view of Labat Hotel.

8 ca. early 1900s 3x5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)

Side front view of the main building of the Long Branch Hotel.

9 ca. early 1900s 3x5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)

Main building of the new Abita Springs Hotel.

10 ca. early 1900s 3x5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)

Morgan’s Court.

11 ca. early 1900s 3x5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W

Town Hall and Library.

12 ca. early 1900s 2-3x5 1-8x10 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)

St. Jane’s Catholic Church. Photographic copy of #3

continued:

Pix # Date of Pix Size of Pix No. of Pix Kind of image Negative

13 ca. early 1900s 3x5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

14 ca. early 1900s 3x5 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on the left and Abita School on the right.

15 ca. early 1900s 3x5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W

N. O. G. N. Track, main bridge with Pavilion in rear.

16 ca. early 1900s 3x5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)

ca. early 1900s 8x10 1 B&W copy print

Foot bridge to the Pavilion and the celebrated springs.

17 ca. early 1900s 3x5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W

ca. early 1900s 8x10 3 B&W copy print

Hickory Street Bridge.

18 ca. early 1900s 3x5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W

Bridge leading to Covington from Abita Springs, Louisiana.

Slide: 1 & 2-views of the steeple of St. Jane’s Catholic Church

3 & 4-views of the steeple of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

ABITA BREWERY

Fourteen slides of the workings of the Abita Brewery, Abita Springs, Louisiana.

Slide 1-Title slide. This small photo-documentary is on the Abita Brewery and the process that goes into making their product. The Abita Brewery is located 30 miles east of Hammond. This operation, founded by Brooks Hamaker, was started as a hobby, and in the 5 years of existence has grown into a full fledged profitable business.

Slide 2-

To make their beer, they import barley and malt from Belgium and Germany

Slide 3-

The barley and malt are placed into this grinder where it is made into a fine power

Slide 4-

The powder is then transferred to the first tank where hops and water are added to create an oatmeal like substance. Brew master Brooks Hamaker is shown testing the substance for consistency.

Slide 5-

The substance is then transferred to the heating tanks where it is cooked.

Slide 6-

After cooking, the raw brew is again transferred to fermenting tanks where it ferments for 10 days.

Slide 7-

To remove all impurities, the beer is then filtered.

Slide 8-

After filtering, it is placed into still another vat, where carbon dioxide is added. This gives the beer the ability to form a white head.

Slide 9-

Bottling starts here at the beginning of the line.

Slide 10-

The bottles are loaded on a conveyor belt.

Slide 11-

The bottles are sent to be washed and sterilized.

Slide 12-

After sterilization, the bottles are then filled and capped.

Slide 13-

Labels are then added to finish the bottling process.

Slide 14-

After bottling, the bottles are then cased and shipped anywhere from Lake Charles to Miami, Florida.

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