was ladies night, half-priced bus fair to New York City from New
Jersey. Pictured on their ladies night out are patrons Olga Parrone,
Helen Nicoletti, Jane Fekete, Erma Yacovoni, Gloria Zavetz and
Virginia Jackson at the world-famous nightclub circ. 1943 .
Below is the Quarter's floor plan and
below that is a note from owner Lou Walters.
In 2006, website visitor Kim Moses wrote:
"I live in Boston, MA - and the neighborhood I live in, Bay
Village, used to be home to the very first Lou Walters Latin Quarter,
and among other night spots of the 1930's and 1940's was the Coconut
Grove. The Grove burned down in 1942 killing over 400 people,
it was one of the tragic events in Boston, and if anything good
can come out of a horrific event it was a series of fire laws
inspired (from the tragedy) and created (for the safety of the
public) from the burning of the Coconut Grove.
In addition to nightclubs, Bay Village was
originally known as the Film District - it's proximity to the
Theater District and Downtown areas was the perfect spot for major
film studios to rent or buy the old brownstones, convert them
into screening rooms and film libraries. Music publishers, poster
and playbill companies and booking offices had space here as well
as residents - it was a truly multi-use neighborhood. In the 1920's
it was home to a number of "speaks", barbershops (most
likely used for gambling) and housed the first "Arts and
Crafts' foundation and a Children's Hospital.
I live across the street from where the original
Latin Quarter stood, around the corner from the "late"
Coconut Grove restaurant & nightclub and from where the Universal
screening room was and just down the street from where Columbia,
Republic and Loews and MGM had their screening rooms and libraries.
Directly across the street still stands a music publishers building,
you can still see the names of the companies etched onto the stairs.
Today, Bay Village is a collection of the
most unique and interesting buildings, great history and the best
location in Boston. The residents are outgoing and love and protect
I love your web-page it is one of
the most original web-pages that I've come across in over ten
years of web surfing! You've developed the kind of web-page that
the web was meant to host".