Parish: St. Martin
Location: Breaux Bridge
Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “La Poussierre is located on the parish highway in Breaux Bridge and features mostly Cajun music. The original building across the street from the current location was opened in 1955 and the new building was opened in 1975 and remains active currently. The building is of brick construction, has aside gabled, metal roof, not parapet, and has a concreteslab foundation. The dance floor is constructed of wood strips and the bar is located in same room as the dancefloor. It is in good shape. New building constructed in 1975 across the street from original building, which was torn down for street widening. Original building was a 1920s grocery store converted to a dance hall in 1955.” lapoussiere.com: 337-332-1721: opened in the 1955- now across from original location- Bobby & Marella Caffey & Eldine & Ernest (Ben) Benoit: ” I was at the original hall across the road from where it is now. My wife went to the bathroom and the band started up. I saw this really good looking woman and I asked her to dance. She was a good dancer and I asked where she learned how to dance. She said ‘To the Triangle Club!’ She smiled really big and didn’t have any teeth!” Photo from the Johnnie Allan Collection at the Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Contact Info: 1301 Grand Pointe Avenue, Breaux Bridge: 337-332-1721: lapoussiere.com
Photo Credit: Photo from the Johnnie Allan Collection at the Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, John Sharp