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WWL-TV’s Eye on Carnival: Gallier Hall History


Parade-viewing stands for Mardi Gras are going up in front of Gallier Hall, a home base for WWL-TV’s Fat Tuesday coverage and a cornerstone in Carnival history.

For 160 years, kings and queens have exchanged toasts with the mayor and other dignitaries there. The building became City Hall in 1853. The Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff watched the first Rex parade there in 1872, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were guests in 1950. A $5 million effort is underway to restore the interior in time for the tricentennial.

Get the 2017 Mardi Gras parade schedule here.

Dominic Massa, WWL-TV Executive Producer

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