Historic Places in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Historic Buildings in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles is full of architectural wonders and historical buildings.  I have written several feature Blogs  on Downtown Lake Charles and historical places in Lake Charles. I gave readers an insight into The Charleston Hotel, Lake Charles Historical Churches and the 1912 US Post Office/Courthouse.

When researching the history of First Presbyterian Church and the 1918 hurricane in Lake Charles, I learned that Temple Sinai was one of the buildings that was damaged.  The Temple originally had onion domes that were not rebuilt.

Temple Sinai

Next door to Temple Sinai, is the old Lake Charles Masonic Temple.  The Masonic Temple is a grand building with very impressive architectural details.  Many Lake Charles congregations met here before their home churches were established in the early 1900’s.

masonic temple

Both of these buildings are located in the same block of Hodges Street between Broad and Division Streets neighboring each other.  Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South is on the corner of Broad and Hodges Street in the old 1912 US Post Office/Courthouse building.

Lake Charles is rich in culture and history.  Lake Charles has been my home for 28 years where I have enjoyed living, working and playing throughout the years.  I  love Lake Charles and enjoy sharing my knowledge of our city with those relocating to Lake Charles or visiting Lake Charles.

To learn more about the Lake Charles area and real estate, visit my website. I am passionate about real estate and enjoy “matching people with properties”

4 Responses to Historic Places in Lake Charles, Louisiana

  1. The onion shaped domes on Temple Sinai were damaged during the storm and not rebuilt. (See pictures in Digital Library or Maude Reid’s scrapbooks in McNeese Library.)

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