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Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Barbe Pier

 
 
Barbe Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, March 19, 2020
1. Barbe Pier Marker
Inscription.  
The pioneer Barbe family operated a public fishing pier and casino, beach and park at this site as early as the turn of the twentieth century, and after the 1918 storm, they planned and constructed a Pleasure Pier, Dancing Pavilion and Bathhouse that extended 450 feet off the south shore of Lake Charles. The facility was due west of their bathing beach and designed both for public gatherings, private parties, concerts and dances, and for swimming and water sports. It was located at the end of the South Ryan Streetcar line. The Pleasure Pier continued to thrive as a recreation spot through the Depression, World War II and even afterwards. The facility suffered from its extreme exposure to wind and wave and increasing disuse in the face of more modern attractions. The facility's superstructure was lost and by the 1970's only the pilings remained of this gem of the Shell Beach attractions.

Lost Landmarks is a project of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Visit us online at www.calcasieupreservation.org.
 
Erected by Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society.
 
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Location. 30° 13.036′ N, 93° 14.189′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is on Shell Beach Drive west of Barbe Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Charles LA 70605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Daniel Johannes Goos (approx. one mile away); Lake Charles 9/11 Memorial (approx. one mile away); St. Charles Academy (approx. one mile away); Lake Charles High School Kilties (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lost Railroad Stations (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Arcade Theatre and Miller Building, the Paramount and the Weber Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Majestic Hotel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hampton M. Roach (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
 
Also see . . .  Brief history of "Lost Landmarks". (Submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
Barbe Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, March 20, 2020
2. Barbe Pier Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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