The Marble Hall Saloon is fabled in New Orleans political history as a favorite drinking and dining place of New Orleans mayors from Fitzpatrick to Morrison. Its owner, John Gentilich, Jr., closed the bar at the end of 1967, after both City Hall and the Times-Picayune moved out of the Lafayette Square area, taking away the establishment's best customers. An article in the States-Item from December 29, 1967, called it the "scene of countless impromptu political caucuses" and recounted its colorful history as the stronghold of the Old Regulars.