Louisiana Mid-Century Modern Buildings

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former Carousel Lounge
Shreveport, LA


The Carousel Lounge was built in 1963. Since at least 2007, the building housed the Fat Cats Lounge. In 2013, the business became known as the Round Bar. The original round bar is intact and still revolves. The neon on top of the sign probably featuring flashing neon. For more, see this website. [map]

former First National Bank of Shreveport parking garage
Shreveport, LA
The former First National Bank of Shreveport parking garage was built around 1973. The garage is now known as the 425 Travis St. Garage. [map]

Haverty's Furniture
Shreveport, LA
Highland View Tower Apartments
Shreveport, LA
Haverty's Furniture opened in 1968. The building now houses multiple tenants. [map]

The Highland View Tower Apartments was built in 1964 as the Fountain Tower Apartments. The apartments are shaped like pie slices. [map]

Shreve City Regional Shopping Center
Shreveport, LA
The Shreve City Regional Shopping Center was built in 1961. The word "Regional" was later dropped from the name. The round building in the shopping center that now houses What's On Tap? sports bar and Daiquiri Express was part of the original shopping center. I don't know what the building housed originally. [map]

Southgate Bowling Lanes
Shreveport, LA
The Southgate Bowling Lanes was built in 1960. It has been closed since at least 2007. However, the building is still vacant and the signs are still there. [map]

Holiday Lanes
Bossier City, LA
The Holiday Lanes was built in 1960 as the Holiday Bowl. It is still in operation. There was a Roto-Sphere sign with bowling pin arms and a black bowling ball sphere at the center. The sign was installed on a sixty foot tall pole. It was designed and built by Warren Milks who invented and produced Roto-Spheres. Two others were built but all three are gone now. At some point, the one in Bossier City was replaced with the one shown above with the new name. [map]

More Louisiana Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Grant Parish Library (Colfax)
Veteran's Memorial Park shelter (Kenner)
Louis Armstrong Airport (New Orleans)