Re-visiting The Historic Charleston Hotel in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Downtown Lake Charles, Louisiana is experiencing a re-birth of revitalization and renovation!
There are many beautiful historic buildings in and around the downtown Ryan Street vicinity that could tell a story. One of these grand buildings which has been renovated and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, is The Charleston Hotel which opened back in 1929. The Charleston Hotel was the first "skyscraper" in Lake Charles with 10 floors! Throughout the decades there have been many social events held at The Charleston Hotel located on the corner of Pujo Street and Ryan in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The beautiful exterior architecture of the building has been maintained and the interior features artisan blue tiles, high beamed ceilings, ironwork and archways. The second story has an event/meeting room space and the foyer around the balcony provides extra room for socializing near the bar.
There is also an outside balcony on the back of the building where guests can relax in a comfortable hip style as well.
I have my own special memories of The Charleston because 14 years ago, this is where my own wedding reception was held!
Over the weekend, my husband and I stepped back into time when we attended another special wedding/reception held at The Charleston!
This was a beautiful wedding to celebrate especially since the bride, Elizabeth, is my very dear friend's daughter! I watched this little blonde bride grow up along with my own daughter, Melinda. I still remember them both as two little ballerinas--WOW those little girls are all grown up now!
Time continues to pass, little girls grow up and old buildings improve with renovation. This beautiful historical building is once again a hot spot for memorable events.
If you are relocating to Lake Charles, and you love historic buildings and a walkable downtown Boardwalk, Downtown Lake Charles is revitalizing and full of activity. Many residents are moving to our Garden District, Charpentier and Margaret Place communities. Connect with me MARILYN BOUDREAUX 337 499 9592 to give you scoop on downtown real estate and the hot spots in Lake Charles!