| Kolb's Restaurant, on St. Charles near Canal Street, opened in 1899. Although the restaurant featured a variety of dishes, it's specialty was German food. The main dining room had some features of a German tavern, while one side of the restaurant had Dutch decor, complete with fireplaces and chimneys. At night, a Tyrolean orchestra played while the crowd sang old folk songs. The restaurant was owned by Conrad Kolb, who owned a number of farms, most in St. Charles Parish, where the vegetables for the restaurant were grown.
The next three photos below were taken at "Kolb's Farm" in what's now the Gentilly section of the city. I've been told that the Kolb Farm was located where E. E. Farley's Florist is today on Gentilly Boulevard. The pictures below were taken in 1he 1920's.