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Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society

Historic Areas and Sites in Calcasieu Parish

Home in the Charpentier DistrictThe Charpentier (pronounced 'shar pah t yeah') District was formed by the city council in the mid 1980's.

The district was placed on the National Registry in 1990.

The area includes approximate twenty (20) blocks of homes and commercial buildings dating back to the late 1800's and 1900's.

Be sure to check out our photo gallery of the Charpentier District.


  • Historical Streets and Images
    The articles below are highlights from “Lake Charles Street Names and Other Memorabilia of the Lake City” by Lloyd G. Barras. 
    The images are courtesy of Trent Gremillion, the McNeese Archives, and the American Press.