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Margaret Place Home Featured in Old House Journal

Hearty congratulations to Theresa and Jim Barnatt of Margaret Place for the excellent and informative five-page color-image story in the January 2013 issue of OLD HOUSE JOURNAL, a premier national restoration magazine.  

Barnatt Home. Art work by Sue ZimmermannThe article by Deborah Burst with images by Andy Olenick focused on the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of restoring "La Maison Rouge". 

The magazine coverage was a happy result of the successful 2012 Palm Sunday Tour of Homes project of the Margaret Place Historical District Association, CHPS, and the Lake Charles-Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).  


According to Tour Chair, M K Hopkins,  the CVB was instrumental in assisting the Joint  Committee in the promotion of  Lake Charles's jewel-box historic district.


 The January issue is out now and available at newsstands, some bookstores, at the parish libraries, and by subscription.