10615 Hwy 384, The Alexander/Dees Home, MOONSHADOW
This beautiful three story home set among magnificent oaks in Big Lake is a transplanted house. It was built around 1890 by William Ramsey and originally stood at 823 Ford Street in Lake Charles. In 1923 Mrs. T. A. (Annabel) Dees purchased the home and lived there until her death.
Mrs. Dees was the premier society hostess of the area who entertained such luminaries as General and Mrs Dwight Eisenhower, authors Frances P. Keyes and Tennessee Williams, the acting family of Barrymores and others. She taught etiquette, created a mail-order sensation with her orange-pecans, and was among the areas social and artistic elite.