Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Germain Bergeron House
Built Prior to 1805
The Acadian structure was built by first generation French immigrants from Nova Scotia, Canada. They incorporated traditional Acadian features such as a Norman style truss roof, and bousillage-entre-poteaux with hand split cypress found locally.
Although the structure was named for the Germain Bergeron family, the earliest known owners of the house, the Marcellin Borne family lived in the house for 54 years, followed by the Henry Pitre family for 70 years.
The building was graciously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wise in 2005.
Location. 30° 24.602′ N, 91° 6.861′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane south of Interstate 10. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge LA 70809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail (about 400 feet away, Pigeonnier (about 500 feet away); Dog-Trot House (about 500 feet away); Stoner/Athens Cabin (about 600 feet away); Stoker Barn (about 600 feet away); Uncle Jack (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hill Memorial Library Columns (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . . LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on February 9, 2016.)
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