Chimney Sweep Slidell Louisiana
Olde Towne Slidell Main Street
Olde Towne is the heart and soul of Slidell. From its early beginnings in 1882 until now, Olde Towne has been the cultural center – the area that makes our community unique. Filled with local gift shops, antique stores, unique boutiques, delicious restaurants, historic homes, local art, and a lively bar scene, Olde Towne is our personality.
Our identity. Friendly faces can be found strolling through the streets, eating at the cafes, shopping locally, and enjoying time with others. It’s our home, our own little slice of southern charm.
Camp Salmen Nature Park
Honey Island Swamp Tour
History buffs, aspiring zoologists, and anyone with hard-to-please children are sure to enjoy a boat tour through Honey Island Swamp. In addition to providing narration on the swamp’s legends and Cajun history, your guide also points out an array of native flora and fauna.
Have your camera ready for wild hogs, herons, alligators, otters, and numerous other creatures that call the protected nature reserve home.
“The Fireplace Doctor did a sweep and safety inspection on my chimney. They said mine was really dirty and needed the sweep badly. I didn’t end up getting the repair they recommended because they said it could wait a year and that’s when I would need another sweep anyway. Honest friendly guys and I will choose them again next year.”
Get To Know Your Town
Slidell /slaɪˈdɛl/ is a city on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 27,068 at the 2010 census. Greater Slidell has a population of about 90,000. It is part of the New Orleans−Metairie−Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.
One of the earlier settlers to the area was Foster Willie. Along with a younger brother, Wesley Coke Asbury Gause, Judge Wingate, and several others, he left Shallotte, North Carolina, on February 18, and arrived at Pearlington, Mississippi, on April 14, 1836. Wesley and his family remained there, while John and his family crossed the Pearl River and built a log cabin on the west bank, a little further south.
He then began a lumber mill in the fledgling town later known as Slidell. His traveling back and forth from lumber yard to home created a road known today as Gause Boulevard, a major east/west street in the town. The lumber yard was where Gause Boulevard crosses the railroad track.
The log cabin was built at the east end of the road, just a few yards from the river. The house stood until the late 1990s, and a small family burial plot still remains where John is buried between his two wives, Lydia Russ and Johanna Frederica VanHeemskerk.
Slidell was founded on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in 1882 and 1883 during the construction of the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad (N.O.N.E.). The N.O.N.E. line connected New Orleans to Meridian, Mississippi. The town was named in honor of American politician and Confederate ambassador to France John Slidell, and officially chartered by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1888.