Zwolle’s Dairy Queen stands where once was located quite a regal hotel


In Zwolle, Louisiana on today’s U. S. 171 bypass, there is a Dairy Queen Restaurant.  Where this Dairy Queen stands once stood a grand-ish hotel for the day and the place… The Arlington Hotel was built in 1910 and owned by the Gaul family of Zwolle.

The Arlington Hotel was listed at the time as “the leading hostelry (of the area), conducted by Mrs. Gaul. It is most pleasantly located, affords fine accommodations and is very popular with the traveling public.”

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6 thoughts on “Zwolle’s Dairy Queen stands where once was located quite a regal hotel”

  1. That was a grand old building with a lovely lobby and gorgeous staircase, dark walnut paneling, tall parlor palms in gigantic urns, Persian rugs to die for, and a green house in the back where the Gaul sisters raised flowers for St. Joseph’s altar. What a place!

  2. I recall it on the opposite corner down from the old washateria. I walked past it most of my high school yrs

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