Tag: Lake Charles

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: The Phoenix Building Gator

This Gator on the Geaux sits in the balcony of The Phoenix Building at 949 Ryan Street in downtown Lake Charles. We wish we could have gotten closer view! Although we don’t know his official name or the artist behind him (comment below if you do!), he is decked out in a tux and looking Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Ed Drew Gator

  This Gator on the Geaux was an interesting find for us because we had no clue who H.C. Drew was until we did a bit of research. Harrison C. Drew was a businessman and state senator at the end of the 19th century who upon his death left half of his estate to provide Read More

Vintage Memories: Victor Monsour’s “Greo”

  Back in the 90’s I worked at Victor Monsour’s studio. One day he came and asked me to follow him because he had something to show me. He led me to the living room of the studio, pointed to a photograph hanging up on the wall, and said “out of all the pictures I’ve Read More

Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park

There is lots to see around the Lake Charles Civic Center and along the boardwalk but none is as important and worthy of a visit as the Veterans Memorial Park. Each war is recognized such as the helicopter honoring the Vietnam veterans. You can even purchase a brick to celebrate your own veteran! For more Read More

Fearless Finds: Painting with a Twist

I am so excited to share this Fearless Find with y’all just in time for summer! We have been hearing about Painting with a Twist for quite some time now, and we always would say, “Oh we have to go try that!” But we never did! So this year just before Mother’s Day their Facebook Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Rita

This gorgeous piece of artwork displays some of the devastation of Hurricane Rita in 2005. What appears to be newspaper articles adorn her chest, and there are scenes such as damaged power lines on her back. She sits on the porch of a local law firm at 3006 Country Club Road in Lake Charles. The artists Read More

Southern Snapshots: Central School Arts & Humanities Center

    This treasure, the Central School Arts and Humanities Center, is located at 809 Kirby Street in Lake Charles. They don’t make schools like this anymore. Notice the marked “Girls” entrance to the school; this was built in 1912 when boys and girls were separated during school. Now it houses a variety of local businesses and Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Dave McCarty’s LSU Gator

  We are so excited about this Gator on the Geaux because we were able to talk with the man behind the Gator, Dave McCarty! He owns the insurance office where the Gator stands and just so happened to be inside the Sunday we stopped by to take our pictures. He told us the Gator Read More

Fearless Finds: The Art-o-mat

Some of our best finds are ones that we literally stumble upon while out on our adventures, and this might be my favorite all-time random find! It’s called an Art-o-mat, and this one is located on the second floor of the Central School Arts and Humanities Center in Lake Charles. Art-o-mats are retro cigarette machines Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Cajun Country Gator

Another Gator on the Geaux down! This work of art can be found in the Lake Charles Civic Center right when you walk into the front entrance. Perfectly named “Cajun Country Gator,” this one features just about everything that we love about the Lake Charles area from the beautiful skyline to the nature surrounding the Read More

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