Dancehalls in Jefferson Parish

Speck’s Rose Room

From matchbook cover: Speck’s Rose Room Dancing nightly Liquors & mixed drinks US Hwy No. 90- Marrero, LA Sylver Rodriguez, Prop. ...

Lantern Lounge

“World Famous” Lantern Lounge 510 23rd Street and Belle Chase Highway Gretna Dancing Owner- Johnny Cheramie ...

We-Go-Inn

Dine & Dance- Sam Gilardi, Owner- on the hill at Westwego Ferry Landing ...

Old Firemen’s Hall

Swamp Pop on Saturday nights- built in 1919- dancehall since 1960s; Rob Billiot manager 307 Fourth Street, Westwego 504-371-0776 oldfiremenshall.com ...

Metarie Inn

From http://www.vjm.biz/new_page_19.htm: “…(A)dvertised as ‘New Orleans newest and most beautiful suburban restaurant’ where ‘you can Charleston to your heart’s content. The home of Charleston dancing in New Orleans, where special music is provided for those who enjoy it. A romantically lovely spot for the after-theater party. Music by Albert Brunies and orchestra.’ Actually it was New Orleans’ second best gambling spot. Abbie’s Orchestra (Halfway House Orchestra) played there. Located 2 miles from the Halfway House.” ...

Sancho Panza

Matchbook cover: “Live entertainment- Dancing” ...

Gould’s Hall

Newspaper item about a “grand dance” in The Herald, New Orleans, August 18, 1921 http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064020/1921-08-18/ed-1/seq-2/ ...

Hullabaloo Club

Photo from garagehangover.com 2047 Airline Highway: Teen dance club From www.garagehangover.com: “From 1967 on, (New Orleans garage band) The Local Traffic developed a reputation as a hard-driving force in the local music scene. This led to better-paying gigs at psychedelic teen clubs, such as…The Hullabaloo Club in Metairie, along with high school dances and private parties.” 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”: “(Dr. Spec’s Optical Illusion) played all the local New Orleans area hotspots, the Hullaballoo, the Beaconette, and the Dream Palace in the French Quarter.” ...