PB Dee’s Classic Club Valentine

Status: Open

Parish: St. Martin

Location: Parks

Resweber Highway and Promise Land Drive. Aubrey Pearce: “It’s still there- I think the owner’s name is Wilbert. The family originally had a grocery store and then expanded it to a bar.”

Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “PB Dee’s is located in the Creole community center of Parks/Promiseland. The club was opened in 1955 and remains open. The building is of frame construction, has a front gabled and metal roof, no parapet, and has a concrete pier foundation. The dance floor is constructed of wood strips and the ceiling is composed of plywood panels and acoustic tile. The bar and dance floor are located in the same room. The building is in good shape. Interior has been altered with continuous use. Bars have been added; original bar removed. Last remaining dance hall of several in the Promise Land community.”

Contact Info: Resweber Hwy & Promise Land Drive, Parks


Photo Credit: John Sharp

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