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Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society


"The City of Lake Charles wishes to preserve the historical atmosphere of the downtown area, encouraging businesses to restore historic structures and construct new structures that compliment the existing architecture. Examples of this focus on historic preservation include the Charpentier Historic District, 1911 City Hall, and Central School, which serve as artistic and cultural centers for the community."

City Of Lake Charles Website

Downtown Lights, Photo courtesy of Laura KelleyA vital downtown, especially one with the historical significance of Lake Charles, is critical to economic development and general well being.

The Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society has eagerly observed the progress of the Downtown Development efforts and encourages everyone to follow suit. Fortunately, it is quite easy to monitor the progress and plans as they are only a click away!  Simply visit the official website for the City of Lake Charles and click on "Downtown" from the Main Menu.

Links of interest re downtown development

Old City HallBelow, we've provided links to PDF files we find of particular interest regarding Downtown Development.