Bilbo at Pujo Street
On this site stood the Majestic Hotel from 1906 to 1965. Advanced for its day, the Majestic's own water system was used to save it (and surrounding properties) during the Great Lake Charles Fire of 1910. The Majestic Hotel was operated for some time by Emma Michie, who hosted Harry Houdini, the Barrymores, General and Mrs. Eisenhower, and Jackie and John Kennedy among many other national figures. The hotel was the center of social, political, and cultural life for Southwest Louisiana. Deemed to be obsolete, the hotel was demolished in 1965 for parking.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 13.673′ N, 93° 12.962′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is on Bilbo Street north of Pujo Street, on the right when traveling south
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Arcade Theatre and Miller Building, the Paramount and the Weber Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christian Science (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lost Railroad Stations (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lake Charles 9/11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Captain Daniel Johannes Goos (approx. half a mile away); 44th Air Refueling Squadron (approx. half a mile away); Adolphus W. Greely (approx. half a mile away); Theodore S. Wilkinson Jr. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
Also see . . . Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles web page. (Submitted on April 29, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.