Hughes House - Benton, Louisiana
Posted by: misfitt
N 32° 41.653 W 093° 44.397
15S E 430638 N 3617630
Quick Description: The Hughes House and Historical Marker are located in Bentons. Heritage Village Restoration Square in the center of Benton about two blocks off of LA-3 & LA-162.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 6:28:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM39C3
“Built in circa 1840 by Alex B. Hughes, the house remained in the Hughes family until its donation to the Bossier Restoration Foundation in 1972. This was the boyhood home of William Clark Hughes who was Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1928. This House has been used as an office, home, schoolhouse and museum.”
The square surrounding Heritage Village in Benton, Louisiana presents a bygone era with an 1840s dogtrot home, an 1884 log cabin, a one-room schoolhouse, a moveable plantation kitchen, and a blacksmith shop among other sites. This Heritage Village contains the Hughes House.
This marker was put in place a “Historic Sites Signs Projects” by joint efforts between the City of Shreveport, Bossier City, Caddo Parish, & Bossier Parish, which began in 1995 and ran for 12 years. The Highland Area Partnership of Shreveport spearheaded the effort in the first place. Bob Marak designed the signs, the Shreveport City sign shop produced them, Eric J. Brock (historian in Shreveport) wrote the texts. This marker program was sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and was coordinated by Eric J. Brock, local historian, and Robert J Marak The project included many historic sites already marked by the state of Louisiana and resulted in 142 markers placed in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
Marker Name: Hughes House
Marker Type: Roadside
What does marker relate to?: Building
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Year Erected or Date Dedicated: Not listed
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