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July 21, 2008


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The Mighty Favog

It's like a carnival freak show. You WANT to look away, but that's not happening.

I've been gone 20 years now . . . and I'm still ashamed. The Port-au-Princification of my hometown continues apace.

All we need is for Bobby Jindal to stand atop a pile of rubble that used to be a functioning public space, cast a couple of spells and bite the head off a live chicken.

As my old man kept muttering on his deathbed, "Lawd have muhcy!"



P.S.: Being that I appropriated your pictures to make a satirical poster, feel free to use it in whatever way you see fit.

alex v cook

Also in that building was Baton Rouge's last adult theater, whose awesome name escapes me at the moment. It was still open in the 1987 when I started college at LSU.

The Varsity was also an adult theater in the 70s, and was still an independent movie theater until the late 80's

Leslie @ the oko box

I love to see nature taking back space- but it just plain freaks me out when i see little childrens clothing next to a fence. YIKES!

The Mighty Favog

No, the skin-flick palace was on Plank at the north end of that block -- the Regina.

Only, with it being an X-rated theater, that's not what we called it.

My memory is a bit fuzzy after all these years, but I'm wanting to say the abandoned bank USED to be the old Ourso's store.

Where North Baton Rouge shopped.


Looked like grape vines from that pic. They do like to take over the joint, if that's what I'm seeing.

Lori Ann

From one New Yorker to another. . . What an AMAZINGLY interesting blog! I love it. I will be back to check it out! Incredible work! :)

Keith D

Ourso's was further down the street. This building had always been a bank. What a shame.

Blake Taylor

Hey OMG i love old buildings with a passion. the history and who might have actually been there in the past. I wonder if my parents have been there...... EWWWWWWW.. anywho. i love this site and what you do.... keep on keepen on

Darron Sanchez

The Bank was the American bank owned by Clifford Ourso of baton rouge.
one of the sons of Bill Ourso thet owned Ourso`s department and grocery store located at plank and Chippewa street.
The Regena theater while owned by Mr Barcellona was a respected family theatre for as long as he owned the movie house.
It was sold and that's when it became a raunchy sex theater.
Long tome resident of Baton Rouge Darron Sanchez
Please get your facts correct before printing them.

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