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Address: 1205 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2125
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Amazing Architecture

Truly enjoyed a driving tour in this historic district. Well documented, lovingly maintained with amazing assortment of structures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
D K
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Barry, Illinois
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Hesperia, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with some locals who had never heard of the place and are fourth generation locals. They were not impressed, and neither was I even through I told them about the area and why it was considered Historic. There are some nice homes nearby, and some shabby homes nearby. Its residential area, and the city doesn't really seem to... More 

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Thank marsirlene65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Lake Charles and it is great to have this beautiful historic district in my hometown. The houses represent our past and the unique architecture and craftsmanship of the carpenters that built these masterpieces. Unlike many downtown areas that are treeless, this area is shrouded with majestic trees that have stood there for 100 years are more. I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our Family Drove through this district, as I had heard such much about it. You have to see it in person, pictures do not do it justice

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

If you love looking at period homes and a variety of styles then make time for this area. You can pick up a very nice brochure at the visitor's center which gives you the exact area and lists info on the homes. It was very helpful. It is a leisurely drive up and down and across the streets to cover... More 

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Barry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Truly enjoyed a driving tour in this historic district. Well documented, lovingly maintained with amazing assortment of structures.

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Thank D K
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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14 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Drive around and look at some beautiful old homes. Imagine yourself sitting on the porches having a cocktail. See the unique architecture of years past

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Agree with the other poster, wrong address! It's a few streets in the center of older homes adjacent to downtown. A few are gorgeous (some are now law firms) homes and a bit sad to see some that really need TLC.

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Pearland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Very old and beautiful homes. Architecture around the district is one of a kind. We enjoy driving through every chance we get.

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Thank njannel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Some houses are not kept up. Some are and they are very beautiful. Too bad you couldn't tour the inside of them all to see what it looks like. You can park and walk on the sidewalks as well. Please do not do that at night. Not very safe.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

It takes you back to the 1800's with high accent architecture with some of the houses. You need to see it to understand.

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