Encyclopedia B

Bagnetto’s:
700 South Rampart.
Saloon of Emile Bagnetto, from 1900 until about 1905. 5,p53

Barbara’s:
700 South rampart
Frank Barbara had a saloon from 1904 until at least 1906. 5,p53
Basile Famiglio’s:
1233 Perdido
He opened a saloon in 1902 and maintained a grocery store-bar there until after 1906. 5,p54

Beauregard Square:
See Congo Square…

Benevolent association:
In the post-Bellum period freed slaves, who could no longer look to plantation owners in times of sickness or death but who were economically independent, were denied life insurance by white controlled companies. The ever present threat of Yellow Fever in the South during that period, meant that a family might suddenly find itself without a bread-winner and without even the funds to give a beloved father and mother a decent burial. To rectify this situation the black community established benevolent associations patterned on similar organisations serving white society.
Example: Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association

Bennet Band Books:
The Bennett Band Books published in four volumes starting in 1923 were used to teach the march form and style to millions of young band musicians in the middle of the twentieth century. Twelve of the legendary Henry Fillmore’s tuneful band gems (written using the pseudonym Harold Bennett) have been collected together by Larry Clark to form the first volume of The New Bennett Band Books.
DeDe Pierce recalled they used it in the D’Jalma Garnier Brass Band

Big Easy Hall:

Big 4:

Big 25:
Franklin Street|

Black and Tan Club:
On Iberville Street
A black-and-tan club was a club, where crowds of blacks and whites mingled, danced, and enjoyed the music of top black bands.”

Bulls Aid and Pleasure Club:
1913 Harmony Street, on the corner of Eight Street.
From 1920 until the late 1930s the building was the home of the Bulls, an early black group in New Orleans which did charitable work and conducted parades.
A bull was it’s mascot