|The Midway Restaurant
Milneburg at the Lake
|I'm grateful to Carl Quarrella, who shared the first two images below of his
2-g-uncle's restaurant at Milneburg. Carl's grandfather was Frank J. Quarrella,
his grandmother was Catherine Jurisich Quarrella. his father, Frank J. Quarrella,
Jr. and his aunt, Mildred Quarrella Bordelon. Carl's family owned and operated
the Morning Call Coffee Stand in the French Quarter until the early 1950's.
Early Jazz flourished and was nurtured at Milneburg and Midway Restaurant
and Saloon was the most notable entertainment establishment in the area.
Many of the great early Jazz bands and musicians performed at Midway.
|Gennaro "John" Quarrella operated his Midway Restaurant at Milneburg with the help of
his wife, Mare Bonano, his brother, Joseph Quarrella, and Mr. Conti, the bartender.
|The link to this page is:
Those Milneburg Joys
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|EAT AT THE
Midway Restaurant and Saloon, Milneburg (On the Pier)
Open Day and Night
DANCING AND ENTERTAINING EVERY DAY AND NIGHT
MIDWAY FAMILY BATH HOUSE
Regular Bathing Costumes for Ladies, Gentlemen and Children.
ALSO CAMPS TO RENT
All Trains Stop at the Door
Phone Hem. 2071 J. QUARRELLA, Prop.
Back of card shows:
Pontchartrain Railroad Time Schedule in Effect May 25, 1914
Schedules for leaving Pontchartrain Junction and Milneburg beginning at 5:30 each
morning and ending at 11:00
|Midway ad, ca. 1915