Dancehalls in Evangeline Parish

Unknown Dancehall

Unknown Dancehall

Dancehall on northeast corner of Coreil Street & 1st South Street West (then 132-134 Coreil) info from 1925 Ville Platte Sanborn Insurance Map

Woodsmen of the World

Woodsmen of the World

Woodsmen of the World Hall that held dances on Cotton W- also called 2nd South – between High School Drive & W. Railroad Av. S. (then #111) info from 1938-1944 Ville Platte Sanborn Insurance Map

Evangeline Club

Evangeline Club

From Facebook group “Cajun French Virtual Table Francaise”: Herman Miller: “(I) Remember going there in late 50’s. Had a low age set for entering, just pay at the door, and they stapled a ticket on your shirt collar. You could go in and get to the bar from the dance hall to get beer. The band had a singer and guitarist with missing fingers on his left hand however; still pl ...[Read More]

Fais Do Do

Possibly the annual Cotton Festival street dance: Listed in “Readers recall clubs where they danced to Louisiana Music” from The Daily Advertiser, December 29, 1998: “Readers of The Daily Advertiser were asked to submit names of’ the clubs where they danced to Louisiana music in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, with a brief recollection of what the club was like and who played ...[Read More]

Landreneau’s Hall

Landreneau’s Hall

Newspaper item about quarterly meeting of the parish union there, 1888: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83026389/1888-06-16/ed-1/seq-1/

Lodge Hall

Lodge Hall

Lodge hall on west side of High School Drive also called Conway (then #118-123)- info from 1938 Ville Platte Sanborn Insurance Map

Nonc Jake’s

Included in a 2006 Louisiana Cajun dance hall list compiled by WYNK Cajun DJ “Tee Mick” Abed, sent to me in personal correspondence from David Marcantel