Bevolo Gas Lights

Home of the original French Quarter Lamp. Stylish, romantic and artistic … Bevolo Gas lights help give the Quarter so much charm. • 521 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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Go for: timeless beauty, because nothing says New Orleans like a Bevolo gas light.

Have you ever wandered around the French Quarter, looked up at the gas lamps and wondered if you could buy one for your house? The answer is yes you can. They are made right here in Louisiana by the Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Company.

It all started back in 1945 with Mr. Andrew Bevolo Sr. Mr Bevolo was working in his shop on Conti St in the French Quarter. Wandering through the streets, a young architect named A. Hays Town stopped in and asked if they made lights. Mr. Bevolo responded “If you can draw it, I can make it”. Together they created the world famous French Quarter lanterns. Bevolo’s still to this day make each copper lantern by hand.

One of the cool things about the Bevolo storeroom is that it is located on Royal St. You walk in and are greeted by a friendly employee. The store opens up to Royal St. but it continues for what seems like an entire block. They have a workshop in the back where you can watch local craftspeople create the fixtures. They are happy to answer any questions you may have.

The designers ask you what you are looking for, what kind of home you have and many other questions so that you will have the perfect handcrafted lighting fixture for your home or office. The fixtures can be made for use with natural gas, liquid propane or electricity. The options are almost endless. They even create copper mailboxes, mirrors, lamps, garden pieces and finishing touches for your home.

At Bevolo Gas Lights, you can take a little piece of the French Quarter home with you simply by ordering the iconic copper lighting fixture that brings you back to the romance of years gone past. Or just wander through the shop imagining what the French Quarter would be like without all the wonderful gas street lamps. – Christine Sory