The Bellemont, Part the Last (part two) (the actual last)
June 09, 2012
(For the first part of this post from my 2012 return to the Bellemont, click here. To see what it looked like in 2008, click here.)
The Bellemont's bar and lounge has gone by other names, most recently Brella's. In 1957 it was The Planters' Room.
The black and white photos above and the other historic shots here are from Baton Rouge library archives, dug up by Becky. In the above case, an article/brochure effused praise of the rooms' Old World-meets-New World decor, murals, furnishings, the chandelier imported from Czechoslovakia, and yadda. I regret not looking behind the bar for the old mural, but didn't examine these photos til after I had visited.
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