Villa de le Vergne, Covington, LA. It was the summer home of the de la Vergne family of New Orleans, a family that included military officers, bankers, elected officials and prominent lawyers. They are considered one of the founding families of New Orleans, having first arrived from France in 1767. In 1978, several remaining family members entered litigation over the ownership of the property that now sits vacant in 2017. At one time, during the early part of the 20th century, this house was the place to be seen. The New Orleans newspapers would have stories about the “Who’s Who” of New Orleans attending parties here.