Abe’s Palace

Status: Closed

Parish: St. Landry

Location: Eunice

100 S. 2nd Street: Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “Abe’s Palace was a two story brick commercial building that originally was a department store on the first floor & dance hall on the 2nd. It featured primarily Cajun music and was opened in 1901. It closed in lJuly 1940 by fire marshal for lack of egress; city council denied a permit to open a new dance hall in its place in Aug 1940. It now serves as four apartments. The building is of brick construction, has a flat/pent roof, a straight parapet, and has a concrete foundation. The dance floor is constructed of wood strips.”

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