Dancehalls in St. Tammany Parish

Purple Pickle Club

Mentioned in Louisiana and Texas garage magazine Brown Paper Sack, issue #1, January, 1997 in the article “Time Remains: A Subjective Side to South Louisiana Rock ‘n’ Roll Singles, 1965-1967″: “(The Glory Rhodes) were all pals at Ridgewood High in (New Orleans) and honed their sound playing the neighborhood joints like the Purple Pickle Club and the American Union Hall.” From www.garag ...[Read More]

Redmen Hall

Redmen Hall

Newspaper item mentioning a dance, 1908: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015387/1908-09-19/ed-1/seq-7/

Unknown Dancehall

Unknown Dancehall

Newspaper item about Marshall being killed at a dance: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015387/1911-08-26/ed-1/seq-1/

Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall

Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall

430 Lamarque Street Mandeville http://www.dewdropjazzhall.com From their website: “On May 5, 1885, a group of civic-minded African American residents of the village of Mandeville, led by the late Olivia Eunio, created the Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Association. A decade later the organization laid a cornerstone and in 1895 constructed a small wooden building on Lamarque Street in what is ...[Read More]

Pythian Hall

Pythian Hall

Newspaper ad about dance for the benefit of the public school, 1904: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015387/1904-04-23/ed-1/seq-9/ : 1909: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015387/1909-07-17/ed-1/seq-5/

UFBA Hall

UFBA Hall

Newspaper item about W.O.W Ladies Club costume ball there, 1919: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015387/1919-03-08/ed-1/seq-1/