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|Historic Camp Salmen Lodge
One of the oldest structures in St. Tammany Parish
|This structure was given its name when it became the main recreational lodge for the New
Orleans area Boy Scouts in the 1930's. It is across Lake Pontchartrain, on the banks of
Bayou Liberty, in St. Tammany Parish. The exact date of its construction is still being
considered, but it's thought to have been built after 1750, but before 1830. It's a Creole
cottage, one of only fourteen examples of the period Louisiana French Creole architecture
remaining in St. Tammany Parish. Early on, it's believed that the building served as a
trading post. It is now within the confines of the Camp Salmen Nature Park, which opened
in 2010. The historic structure was scheduled for restoration after the park opened, but I
don't know how far along those plans have come. The building was placed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 2006.
The photograph is thanks to Jennifer Hart Bushnell and Wikimedia Commons.