Louisiana Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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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 60-foot-tall pole. It was designed and built by Warren Milks who invented and produced Roto-Spheres. Two other Roto-Spheres with bowling pins were built but all three are gone now. At some point, the one in Bossier City was replaced with the sign shown above with the new name. [map]

Main Library
New Orleans, LA
The Main Library was designed by Arthur Q. Davis and built in 1958. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pap's Food Store
New Orleans, LA
This Pap's Food Store was built around 1960. By 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck, the building was housing the Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral. It was badly damaged but was rebuilt and reopened in 2014. [map]

Galatoire House
New Orleans, LA
The Galatoire House was designed by Albert Ledner and built in 1966. For more, see this website. [map]

commercial building
Gretna, LA
This commercial building may have been built around 1970 as a Sea Host seafood restaurant. Much later, the building housed a fireworks business. It has been vacant since at least 2007. [map]

Rapides Parish Library
Alexandria, LA
The Rapides Parish Library opened in 1965. It was designed by Eugene Thomas Glankler of Glankler & Broadwell. The building features precast concrete and exposed quartz aggregate. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

Grant Parish Library
Colfax, LA
I believe the Grant Parish Library was built in the late 1960s. [map]

Grant Parish Courthouse
Colfax, LA
Veteran's Memorial Park shelters
Kenner, LA
The Grant Parish Courthouse was designed by Barron, Heinburg & Brocato and built in 1955. For more, see this website. [map]

The two Veteran's Memorial Park shelters and restroom have conical roofs. They appear to be from the 1960s. [map]

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Kenner, LA
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Administration Building was designed by Goldstein Parham & Labouisse and Herbert A. Benson, George J. Riehl. When it was built in 1959, the airport was known as the Moisant International Airport. The name was changed to the New Orleans International Airport in 1961. This terminal building closed in 2019 when a new terminal opened. This building will probably be demolished. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

La Salle Parish Courthouse
Jena, LA
The La Salle Parish Courthouse was designed by Barrow, Heinberg & Brocato and built from 1967-1968. For more, see this website. [map]