Charpentier Historic District Launches Free Multimedia Tour and Smartphone App for Visitors
The Charpentier Historic District has now been brought to life with a self-guided, Smartphone application that highlights the rich history of the city as well as the carpenter-architects who created Lake Charles’ unique style of architecture. The free app can be downloaded in your app store by searching “Lake Charles Historic Tour.”
Without architects in the area until the early 1900s, the 40-block Charpentier Historic District reflects the personalities of the carpenters and builders who constructed the Victorian mansions that still stand today. The district, with its intricate woodwork and distinctive columns, is nationally recognized as having Lake Charles-style architecture on the National Register of Historic Places.
Whether you drive or walk, this app with give you turn-by-turn directions. The application features 30 minute to 1 hour tours, videos, photos, as well as social media sharing capabilities. You can even create your own Charpentier Historic District virtual postcard to share.
To see a video preview of the app go to www.visitlakecharles.org/historic or for historical resources, visit www.calcasieupreservation.org.