Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
LaGrange High School
In 1903, Mesard LaGrange donated an acre for a one-room schoolhouse at this site, and in 1913 offered to donate 9 more acres for an expansion of the school. The School Board at the time offered him $1000 for the land to obtain clear title. In 1929, the school opened with two grand brick buildings meeting the needs of students from the entire south part of the parish this side of the river, until a larger LaGrange Senior High School was constructed on Louisiana Avenue in 1954. At that time, the Ryan Street facility became a junior high school. The school was declared obsolete and surplus in 1983. The massive buildings were demolished and much of the property was returned to commerce. The soccer fields were part of the original school site.
Erected by Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society.
Location. 30° 11.49′ N, 93° 13.126′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is on Ryan Street (State Highway 385) north of West School Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Ryan Street, Lake Charles LA 70601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Charles Academy (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lake Charles High School Kilties Louisiana Baptist Orphanage (approx. 2 miles away); Lost Railroad Stations (approx. 2.2 miles away); Killen Field (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Arcade Theatre and Miller Building, the Paramount and the Weber Building (approx. 2.6 miles away); Goldband Studio (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ball's Auditorium (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
Also see . . . Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles. (Submitted on April 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2018.