Look at those lips! Senator Gator is definitely dressed to impress and gain some supporters. She’s just outside the Magnolia Building in downtown Lake Charles with the lake to her back. With her campaign in mind, I’m sure she’d be up for any future photo ops!
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Happy Independence Day!! This patriotic gator is just missing a hat! No really, where did his hat go? My mom is pretty sure she remembers him wearing an Uncle Sam hat in the past, and we can see there definitely used to be something on his head. Regardless he’s still beautiful!
He can be found outside an insurance business at 1700 East Prien Lake Road, and the artist is Anne Dentler.
This Gator on the Geaux is ready to do some work! He’s got an actual abacus on his back! So cool! He sits on the porch of a local CPA at 724 Kirby Street in Lake Charles, and the artist is Dr. Kathleen Simone Little.
He’s wearing a night cap!! How adorable! Sleepy hangs out at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana at 4820 Lake Street in Lake Charles. We didn’t find an artist, but his name was on both his shirt pocket and tail!
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This Gator on the Geaux sits in the balcony of The Phoenix Building at 949 Ryan Street in downtown Lake Charles. We wish we could have gotten closer view! Although we don’t know his official name or the artist behind him (comment below if you do!), he is decked out in a tux and looking quite dapper up there.
By the way, do you know about the history of The Phoenix Building? It was built to memorialize the fire of 1910 that ravaged Lake Charles and to celebrate the great architecture that emerged when the city was rebuilt. We have put the restaurant that is housed on the bottom floor, aptly named 1910, on our list of places to try!
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This Gator on the Geaux was an interesting find for us because we had no clue who H.C. Drew was until we did a bit of research. Harrison C. Drew was a businessman and state senator at the end of the 19th century who upon his death left half of his estate to provide educational opportunities to the people of Lake Charles. What an amazing gift to the community!
Ed Drew Gator stands in front of the H.C. Drew Estate at 719 Kirby Street in Lake Charles, and the artist is Susan Fuerst.
This gorgeous piece of artwork displays some of the devastation of Hurricane Rita in 2005. What appears to be newspaper articles adorn her chest, and there are scenes such as damaged power lines on her back.
She sits on the porch of a local law firm at 3006 Country Club Road in Lake Charles. The artists are Judy Maselli, Martha Cappel, and Pam Templeton.
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We are so excited about this Gator on the Geaux because we were able to talk with the man behind the Gator, Dave McCarty! He owns the insurance office where the Gator stands and just so happened to be inside the Sunday we stopped by to take our pictures. He told us the Gator is wearing the Louisiana State University football uniform with the number 74 on the jersey because it’s based off of him! That was his jersey number when he played football there. He failed to mention however that he was on the 1958 undefeated National Championship team! So impressive!!
Mr. McCarty was so kind and helpful and even posed for a picture with his Gator look-a-like! His Gator on the Geaux can be found at 2108 Oak Park Boulevard in Lake Charles.
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Another Gator on the Geaux down! This work of art can be found in the Lake Charles Civic Center right when you walk into the front entrance. Perfectly named “Cajun Country Gator,” this one features just about everything that we love about the Lake Charles area from the beautiful skyline to the nature surrounding the city. We definitely recommend taking a peek at him next time you’re attending an event at the Civic Center or just taking a stroll on the boardwalk.
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We were super excited to find the beautiful Clotile inside the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau! As our fourth Gator on the Geaux to feature, Clotile is definitely a Lake Charles treasure. The people of SWLA even had a hand in naming her, and I love that they chose a Cajun name!
We were also lucky enough to have the always helpful Ms. Lynn Bass to take our pictures with Clotile. Be sure to ask for her when you go!
Stop #3 will be coming soon, and I have a feeling there are more gators hiding out around the SWLA CVB!
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