Trolley Tour Photos
Lost Landmarks recognized in 2015
To visit Lost Landmarks recognized in 2015, a Trolley Tour was organized. The photos below were taken at the Lake Charles Transit authority the day of the tour, Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Lost Railroad Stations
The Lost Landmark sign for the Missouri-Pacific Depot and other lost Train stations is on the grounds of the Safety Council Building at Clarence and Ryan.
The marker for Lost Railroad stations ncludes the locations of the Southern Pacific, Union, and KCS depots.
The "I.M. Depot" printing on the image to left the refers to the Iron Mountain Depot which was the popular name for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot.
Louisiana Baptist Orphanage
This is one of three lost buildings that CHPS recognized as part of the annual Lost Landmarks program. The marker is located on the grounds of St. Louis Catholic High School at 7th and Bank Street.
The newspaper photograph of the orphanage is courtesy the McNeese Archives and the Maude Reid Scrapbooks.
The caption by Maude Reid:
"Louisiana State Baptist Orphanage in Lake Charles, built in 1900. This orphanage was sold to Mrs. J. A. Landry in 1925 who gave it to a Catholic Brotherhood for a boys school.
Original LaGrange School on Ryan
The historic marker for this lost landmark is located near Coyote Blues Restaurant in the 3600 block of Ryan.
The site for the school was donated by Mensard LaGrange. He donated an acre for the purpose of a school.
The school encompassed all grades.
In April, 1928, the Calcasieu Parish School Board announced plans to build a new set of schools at this site.
The school was completed in 1929.