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Margaret Place

Recognized as a City Historic District with an active neighborhood organization, the Margaret Place District is a jewel-box sized area bound by the Lake, Park Avenue, Ryan Street, Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive and Griffith Coulee. This neighborhood is located southwest of downtown Lake Charles and developed as the original streetcar-subdivision after the Great Fire of 1910 encouraged suburban growth.

The developer had sold lots on what had been known as "Margaret's Pasture" where the principal Perkins house and farm had been located. Prior to the Perkins, the area had been settled in the early 1800s by Michel de Pithon, a French veteran of the Napoleonic wars who immigrated to Louisiana and bought the land for "a barrel of whiskey and two good blankets."

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Southwest Louisiana has roped ’em back in, as the Louisiana Junior High Finals Rodeo and Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo return to the Burton Coliseum. The Junior High Finals will take Read More →
Multi-Grammy Award winning band TOTO will perform at the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, June 2 at 8:30 PM. The shows are billed as "An Evening With Toto" and will Read More →
Downtown at Sundown third concert features Whiskey South. Another “can’t miss” event this spring is the Downtown at Sundown Outdoor Concert Series , starting on Read More →
Join us in Heritage Square for a free showing of Goosebumps! Bring a picnic and get there early for a good spot. All Movies in the Square begin at sunset. In the event of rain or high winds, Read More →
Country music icon Vince Gill will perform on Saturday, June 3 at the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles at 8:00 PM. Gill has sold over 26 million albums, with 21 Grammy and 18 Read More →
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