Dancehalls in Ouachita Parish

Twin City Auditorium

Twin City Auditorium

From the Sepia Socialite, May 1942: Carroll’s Twin-City Auditorium-Gym Is a Monument To Negro Initiative And A Credit to North Louisiana “Morris Henry Carroll came out of Southern University a few years ago and began a program of physical education as coach of Monroe Colored High School that today is climaxed with the erection of a $5,000 gymnasium adjacent to the school that is second ...[Read More]

Savoy Ball Room

Savoy Ball Room

From Sepia Socialite, May 1942: The Ritz Nite Club Is Monroe’s Sports Center “The Ritz Night Club in Monroe, one of the finest in teh city, is one of the contributions to the sporting and entertainment world that Willie J. “Teedlum” Smith has given to this northeast Louisiana city. He is one of the most popular and best known men in town, especially famous for his sporting ...[Read More]

Ritz Nite Club

Ritz Nite Club

From Sepia Socialite, May 1942: The Ritz Nite Club Is Monroe’s Sports Center “The Ritz Night Club in Monroe, one of the finest in teh city, is one of the contributions to the sporting and entertainment world that Willie J. “Teedlum” Smith has given to this northeast Louisiana city. He is one of the most popular and best known men in town, especially famous for his sporting ...[Read More]

Liberty Night Club

From Sepia Socialite, May 1942: Liberty Night Club First and Biggest in North-East Louisiana¬† “Twenty-one years ago, Mr. Frank D. Thompson, better known to his friends as “Son” Thompson, was a mere bootblack among the hundreds of bootblacks in Louisiana. At the expiration of the twenty-one years, Mr. Thompson built and i snow operating one of the largest and most colorful night c ...[Read More]

Delta Club

LouisianaDancehalls.com reader comment- Wanda Shannon: “When I was around 9 years old, momma and my step daddy, Billy, had another baby. Made the 10th one for momma. Woke up one night with him screaming to high heaven. The DELTA CLUB was a very large dance hall, right up the road from us, on the Winsboro Highway, in Monroe, Louisiana. Momma would leave Billy there, when she got tired of danc ...[Read More]

Dynasty

From www.garagehangover.com: Monroe garage soul band The Spectres often played there in the mid 1960s

Masonic Hall

Masonic Hall

Newspaper item mentions dance held by Ouachita Pelicans, September 24, 1889: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034336/1889-09-21/ed-1/seq-3/