Lafayette, Louisiana: Miss Rose's Bar: Happy Man

Metal sculpture of a woman tending bar while a man carouses on one of the bar stools. Sculpted for the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair, it was later found dumped in a field.

Address:
1400 NW Evangeline Thwy, Lafayette, LA
Directions:
North of the city. I-10 exit 103A. Drive south on US Hwy 167/Evangeline Thwy for a little over a mile. When you cross Willow Ave. keep left, then turn left into the Welcome Center parking lot. You'll see the statue on the right, in the grassy area under the trees.
Admission:
Free
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Miss Rose's Bar.

Miss Rose's Bar: Happy Man

Easy access, definitely worth stopping for a piece of history!

[Joe & April Bell, 07/19/2015]

Exhibited at the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans, Al LaVergne's 1980 metal sculpture of Miss Rose socializing with a neighborhood bar patron depicts an important institution in the Acadian black community. After the Fair, "Miss Rose" changed hands a couple of times, at one point being left in a field to rust. It was restored for public display by 2004.


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