|Above, Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Kolb are on the left;
below, Mr. & Mrs. Kolb and guest in the solarium.
|Kolb's, Mardi Gras Day, 1946
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 was reminiscent 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.
Left, Kolb's tearoom,
|Right, part of main
dining room, 1914