The French Quarter in New Orleans has many charming and historic sites and decorative touches, but one of the great ambient delights are the beautiful gas lit lamps. As you stroll along the historic streets, you catch the shadows and glow of the gas street lamps that give the city a lovely shine.
Bevolo Gas & Lighting has been creating sustainable gas lighting in New Orleans since 1945. Andrew Bevolo Senior is the originator of the Original French Quarter Lantern. Bevolo was a great metal worker and when partnered with renowned Architect, A. Hays Town, they utilized a hand riveting technique, rather than soldered joints to master the iconic copper lamp.
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights has been going strong for six decades, and are still producing each and every piece locally and by hand. I recently went to their Royal Street location and had a wonderful time learning about these fine lamps and chandeliers. The store is beautiful and the folks who work there are knowledgeable and helpful in learning the history and facts about the technique.
These days the business is run by Drew Bevolo (Grandson) who continues the tradition of fine craftsmanship and copper work that has made these lamps burn bright in such historic landmarks as The Cabildo, Jackson Square, and Brennan’s as well as in all 50 states and internationally.
These lamps are a true original creation of the French Quarter and they give the romantic, artistic flair that makes our city a destination like no other. Make a day trip to one of their locations and order up an original piece of history. They do consulting work and help their customers each step of the way in finding the right lamp for you and your home.
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights 521 Conti NOLA 70130 (504) 522-9485
316/18 Royal NOLA 70130 (504) 552-4311