Dancehalls in Plaquemines Parish

Unknown Hall

1956 photo of the hall’s exterior is in the Ralston Crawford Jazz Photography collection in the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University. Kid Clayton’s band played an afternoon picnic there in 1956. http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16313coll4/id/323/rec/49

Keyhole

Mentioned in Project Louisiane #119, 120 & 129, Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore, Center for Louisiana Studies

Dustmann’s Dancehall

Dustmann’s Dancehall

Newspaper item mention: 1913: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064433/1913-04-05/ed-1/seq-3/ :1914: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064433/1914-01-10/ed-1/seq-5/

Unknown Dancehall

Unknown Dancehall

Newspaper mention of dance: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064433/1910-04-16/ed-1/seq-2/http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064433/1910-04-16/ed-1/seq-2/

Fort Jackson Dancehall

From “Louisiana: A Guide to the State”: Centering around a large dance hallÉis a little settlement called Fort Jackson, so named because of near-by Fort Jackson. The rules of conduct at the local amusement palace are reminiscent of frontier days: when a burly fisherman or oysterman dares to cast more than a passing glance at a native beauty escorted by another, a battle usually follows ...[Read More]

Lee Brothers Dancehall

Lee Brothers Dancehall

Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “The Lee Brothers Dance Hall is located near the intersection of Highway 1 and West 62nd Street and is currently vacant. The dancehall primarily featured Cajun music and is located on the waterfront of Bayou Lafourche. It was opened in the 1930s and closed in 19 ...[Read More]