LeJeune House - New Roads, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
N 30° 41.617 W 091° 25.783
15R E 650394 N 3396699
Fine large privately owned home on Historic Main Street in New Roads, LA. Was partially hidden by trees but was easy to find and locate.
Waymark Code: WM5Z24
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 03/04/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 2

Once the main house to a large plantation, The LeJeune house is now situated just outside of downtown New Roads as the city has spread well past the home. Still occupies a LARGE tract of land (maybe about 2 acres) as compared to the homes in the area. The house is hidden well by trees so photographing is difficult.

Found a brief history from the Register application, located here

The LeJeune House is one of a number of substantial plantation houses which were built along False River. The house, therefore, is significant on the parish level. It is the finest and the largest historic residence in the town of New Roads. In addition, LeJeune House is an excellent example of an early to mid-19th century plantation house. This can be seen in its raised cottage form, its size, its plan, and its fine Greek Revival details. The paneling in the east parlor, with its pilasters and coffering effect, is particularly unusual and elaborate. Finally, the house is significant as a substantial example of "brick entre poteaux" construction.
Street address:
507 E. Main St.
New Roads, LA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Pointe Coupee

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Domestic. Sub - Single Dwelling

Current function: Domestic. Sub - Single Dwelling

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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