Photos: The Bellemont Hotel

The Bellemont Hotel, once a hotspot for social gatherings in Baton Rouge, is undergoing demolition which should take about 5 weeks to complete. The 18-acre site that once housed more than 250 hotel rooms, swimming pools, parking spaces and the 50,000-square-foot Great Hall convention center will look much like it did before the motor hotel was built in 1946.