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Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA
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Natchez of Lake Charles

A nicely preserved district of historic lake city homes of area specific Southern architectural styles. Houses are large scale dwellings typical of the era & locale.some are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A nicely preserved district of historic lake city homes of area specific Southern architectural styles. Houses are large scale dwellings typical of the era & locale.some are gradually being restored so as to be tourable. Worth a drive thru or even better during a walk...

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just driving around, or better yet in one of the horse drawn carriages, you can see a variety of great houses and gardens. Friendly looking with lots of color, particularly in the spring when azaleas are in bloom. Good restaurants close by as well.

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Metz, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have looking for the address indicated and it's absolutely not correct. The houses are located in the center on several streets. Once find you can see very nice houses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This area is so pretty. The houses are not so grandiose as to be unattainable for plain old everyday people. The architecture is very eclectic. The yards were very nice and could be taken care without a full time or even a part time gardener! This neighborhood is very friendly and walkable. We spoke to many people sitting out on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is quite a lovely microcosm of Victorian architecture well presented and tucked away in Lake Charles. Parapets, gingerbread cut outs and other fine representations are here to see.

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very interesting to drive or walk around the homes, many from 1880-1920 with a surprising range of architectural styles. Definitely get the information about the houses from the visitor center on lakeshore.

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful, Victorian architecture. The style is unique to this area and covers a large part of the downtown and lakefront areas. Well worth the tour, especially during the holidays. Take a carriage ride to see it at a leisurely pace.

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This article says it so much better than I can..... (from the Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Getaway Guide Brochure) "The romantic history of Lake Charles, involving tales of pirates and buried treasure, began with the arrival of the 1st French settlers in the 1760's. The lumber boom, fueled by vast woodlands in the area, was responsible for the rapid growth... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Some amazing old homes. Beutiful reminders of a time when when pride, elegance and functionality were put into our homes. Be aware of your surroundings. Not the safest neighborhood in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Take the time to stroll through these beautiful neighborhoods and appreciate the lovely architecture and wonderful trees. It is so nice that the old homes are being restored, history preserved!

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