“Beauty, magnificence, but with it all extreme simplicity–those are the characteristics that first impress the visitor when he views the new Calcasieu bank building or when he first steps inside.” – Excerpt from the American Press as printed on Friday, November 2nd, 1928
The Calcasieu Marine National Bank, built in 1928, is one of a group of buildings in Lake Charles designed by the noted New Orleans architectural firm of Favrot and Livaudais. This prominent, prolific firm received numerous major commissions beginning in the wake of the Fire of 1910 and continuing through the 1920s. Their extant work includes the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse, the Lake Charles City Hall, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, the Calcasieu Marine National Bank, and various other schools and residences. The Calcasieu Marine National Bank is a three-story limestone-faced building.