Dancehalls in Jefferson Davis Parish

Alcee Benoit’s Dancehall

Alcee Benoit’s Dancehall

Four miles South of Welsh: Mentioned in Newspaper: “Lent begins next Wednesday. Lovers of the Terpsichorean art can enjoy themselves by being present in the dance hall of Alcee Benoit’s on next Monday night.” http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064402/1918-02-08/ed-1/seq-3/ Also held closing exercises of Oak Bayou School: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064402/1 ...[Read More]

Martin’s Hall

Martin’s Hall

Newspaper item about “magic lantern show”and dance in 1902: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064402/1902-10-10/ed-1/seq-8/ : 1905: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064402/1905-01-27/ed-1/seq-5/ : 1906: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064402/1906-11-02/ed-1/seq-5/ : Church meeting there 1904: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064402/1904-01-22/ed- ...[Read More]

Silver Dollar

Listed in “Readers recall clubs where they danced to Louisiana Music” from The Daily Advertiser, December 29, 1998: “Readers of The Daily Advertiser were asked to submit names of’ the clubs where they danced to Louisiana music in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, with a brief recollection of what the club was like and who played there.”

T-George’s

George Conner: “Located on 26- 2nd red light on Left- glass repair shop on site now.” Fran Morton: “I lived in Lake Arthur, LA for a good long while. Sunday afternoon we all gathered at “T-George’s” dance hall. Ceiling maybe 8’3″, dance floor on 17 degree slant. Fun? Good really ole time Cajun gentlemen playing fiddle,squeeze box, fiddle and an occas ...[Read More]

George’s Club

Listed in “Readers recall clubs where they danced to Louisiana Music” from The Daily Advertiser, December 29, 1998: “Readers of The Daily Advertiser were asked to submit names of’ the clubs where they danced to Louisiana music in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, with a brief recollection of what the club was like and who played there.” mentioned in Today’s Cajun- Ph ...[Read More]

Red Rose

Red Rose

George Conner: “Red & Delta Giles are the owners- he is former Mayor of Lake Arthur. The Red Rose has been open since the 1960s. It is north of town at 810 Iowa Avenue near Doland Avenue.” Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “The Red Roseis located at teh edge of Lake Arthur and h ...[Read More]