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Barbe Pleasure Pier

Barbe Pleasure PierThe Barbe Pleasure Pier, located west of the intersection of Shell Beach Road and Barbe Street, was a popular entertainment and recreation venue in early Lake Charles.

It was located at the very end of the South Ryan streetcar line.

The Pleasure Pier extended about 200 feet into the Lake and had a large pavilion-assembly building over water which allowed for dances, concerts, lectures, and vaudeville-style entertainments. Being built over the water allowed for natural cooling breezes long before air-conditioning. See more photos.

Photo of group taken during initial phase of the Pleasure Pier Construction