400 E Beach Cont
Front Footage and owners from left to right in 1930s and 1950s
Current Residential addresses to right
125 WA Cuevas 120' Edna Adam 409
80 WA Walsingham 80' Thos Adams 413
92 H Cronovich 100' Earl Saucier 415
92 RL Simpson 92' Luther BarksdaleEst 419
42 Mrs M Bohn 43' Daniel Smith 423
52 W Basha 53' Albert Burguieres 425
100 McDonald 96' Julia Rae Ward 427
The next house was owned by Mrs Marie Bohn (#423) who had a son, George, who went into the automobile business known as the Bohn Ford in New Orleans.
The Donald Demetz, Jr. home (#425) was originally built by TV Courtenay, who lived there with his second wife, Mrs Atkinson. Two of the Courtenay girls, Alice and Amelia lived there with them.
The DE McDonalds (#427) owned the home on the westside of Seal Ave. They were and elderly couple with a Touring car that was used infrequently. The person who bought it drove it to pieces.
Quoting below from "Along the Coast," as written in 1895:
"Some distance further East, on the same side of the street is a large building over the door of which a sign tells the passer-by that it is the general store, of the "Estate of C. Courtenay" who has already been mentioned as one of the early settlers of the "Pass." At the door the writer and his friends were met by Mr. T. V. Courtenay, a son of the late proprietor, and the present manager of the business. The elder Courtenay started thirty years ago on a small capital, and at the present day his son runs in the interest of the estate, which comprises eight children and the widow, one of the largest, most thoroughly equipped and best stocked general stores in the State Mr. T. V. Courtenay although but 28 years of age is already coming to the front as a wide-awake, enterprising business man, and since his father's death about nine years ago, he has built the building which he at present occupies a good picture of which is shown here. Six hands are employed in conducting the business and two delivery wagons are running constantly. Taken altogether Mr. T. V. Courtenay as done wonderful work. and he has extended his custom greatly since he has had charge of the estate."