We succeeded in scratching the surface of Lake Charles, LA, during the tours of the city from our RV park in Sulphur.
Regarding the city, the "scratching" revealed artistry in this mural
However, the decorative paving on the sidewalks and at one intersection seemed to fit the description of the Project’s goals.
The Ryan Street Streetscape Project “will concentrate on the enhancement of the streetscape by providing improvements consisting of special paving, overhead lighting by decorative lamp posts, banner and hanging plant baskets, street furniture, way finding signage, landscaping, watering system and potential underground electrical service.”
This decorative Eastlake-style house features three gabled windows, but they’re hidden by the branches.
This foursquare uses Lake Charles-style columns and a Palladian-style dormer.
The odd-numbered columns is a common characteristic of Lake Charles architecture. Wide brick steps lead to double glass French doors with sidelights.
We ended the brief stay near Lake Charles certain that we wanted to return for a beyond-the-surface experience with the city.