Monday, May 14, 2018

Rest A While

The Frapart Hotel was one of the major Mandeville lakefront hotels in the 1880's. The town on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain had become a favorite summer resort destination for New Orleans residents, and the retreat operated by Edmond and Rosey Frapart offered a restaurant, a dance hall, and rooms cooled by the almost constant lake breezes.


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In 1903, the new owner, Douglas Anderson, donated the complex of buildings to a Christian Service group, the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, who re-opened the hotel complex as the "Rest A While," a retreat for working women in New Orleans, single mothers, and their children.

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The complex of buildings was extensively renovated recently and well-known chef Pat Gallagher has a restaurant and tavern now in operation at the site. 
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