Teen-Age Center

Status: Closed

Parish: Evangeline

Location: Ville Platte

From “Images of America: Ville Platte”, Arcadia Publishing, 2014 by Jean Keisel and Jane Vidrine: “The Teen-Age Center opened in the 1950s in Ville Platte’s City Park. Civic clubs got together to erect the building, which had a wooden dance floor and space for tables along the wall. The Center offered food and recreation as well as dances. It also served as a meeting place for civic organizations. After the Teen-age center burned down, it was replaced by the Civic Center.”

The inaugural Louisiana Cotton Festival opening Contra-dance was held there in 1964.


Photo Credit: Ville Platte Gazette

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