in Lake Charles
The 37th Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will feature properties and lifestyles of Margaret Place, Lake Charles's original streetcar subdivision celebrating one hundred years of its founding. Tour events have expanded to fill the entire March 31-April 1 weekend. Walking tours both days will showcase the rich variety of bungalows and revival-style homes and gardens in the jewel-box historic district. Special educational exhibits, displays of vintage vehicles and in-depth interior tours of nine privately-owned homes offer views of a bygone age.
This event is a joint project of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society (CHPS) and the Margaret Place Historic District Association. Information about the 2012 Palm Sunday Tour of Homes is available at www.calcasieupreservation.org.
In addition in 2012, many Lake Area civic landmarks will celebrate the centennial anniversaries of their construction after the "Great Fire of 1910" including the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Central School. Watch for events throughout 2012. Centennial tours will take place 10 a.m.-2p.m. on April 28.
Contact resources for the Palm Sunday Tour of Homes include CHPS secretary Adley Cormier, email@example.com or Event Chair, MK Hopkins, firstname.lastname@example.org. Statewide events will be posted at www.louisianabicentennial2012.com.
Calcasieu Parish Courthouse
Immaculate Conception Cathedral