A little bit of New Orleans was wiped out early this morning. A car smashed down three of the posts holding up the second story balcony of the Spring Street Historical Museum on Spring Street.
The building boasts the only remaining example of New Orleans-style cast-iron grill work in Northwest Louisiana. The good news? Shreveport Madam Annie McCune's chair remains safely tucked away on the second floor.
Officers on the scene said the car that knocked down the posts suffered light damage.
(I guess now's not the time to ask the museum to update their website. I say quick add a blog link to the main page.)
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010