BEVOLO GAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTS
521 Conti St. New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights began in the French Quarter in 1945 when Andrew Bevolo, Sr. revolutionized the production of gas lamps. Utilizing a hand riveting technique rather than making brittle soldered joints, he created sustainable gas lights. Bevolo Sr. honed his skills while working for historic manufacturing companies including Ford, Sikorsky and Higgins.
His master craftsmanship and artistic style paired up with the tales of renowned architect A. Hays Town to create what would become known as the French Quarter Lamp. Try taking a step through the old French Quarter without catching a glimpse of this now iconic copper lamp, and you’ll soon find that it simply can’t be done.