The old hotel building was renovated for use as a meeting room for the police jury/parish council, a couple of courtrooms, and offices for a variety of parish agencies.
Here are some pictures of the 1982 renovation work from 36 years ago. Click on the images to make them larger.
Removing the roof beams of the Dollar Store
Framing up the brick arches
Pulling up the old carpet
The Saga of the Southern Hotel
Kent McWilliams Gets A Plaque of Appreciation