Lake Charles Landmarks Celebrate 100 Years [POLL]
This weekend several landmarks in Lake Charles with celebrate 100 years in the city. These landmarks will be open to the public this Saturday April 28th, 2012 to celebrate there place as a historical landmark here in the city.
Here are the details and the landmarks that will be celebrated.
This year marks a celebration over one hundred years in the making! On Saturday, April 28th, several prominent and historic landmarks across Lake Charles will open their doors for a collaborative open house to celebrate their centennial anniversaries and to educate residents and visitors on the significant architectural styles and rich history of each facility.
Current participating locations include Central School Arts & Humanities Center (809 Kirby St.), the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse (1000 Ryan St.), the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (935 Bilbo St.), Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South (501 Broad St.), Masonic Lodge (717 Hodges St.) 1911 City Hall Arts & Cultural Center (1001 Ryan St.), and Temple Sinai (713 Hodges St.).
Tours will typically be given between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the Cathedral ending tours at 1:30 p.m. and the Lundy building ending tours at 2 p.m. Along with hosting tours, Central School will include live music throughout the day by Iberville High Life and Street Side Jazz Band.
The Black Heritage Gallery at Central School will exhibit a unique historical installation that will offer a visual history of the building through photographs and displays of artifacts, including the original 1912 student and teacher desks and yearbooks. Personal memorabilia and photographs will be displayed on the second floor and local authors will sell books as well.
Source: Erica McCreedy Special Projects Coordinator
Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA
We want to know, what is your favorite Lake Charles Landmark?
So go out there and take a tour and celebrate the history of Lake Charles