“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Gardiner-Laborde Home


Gardiner-Laborde Home Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
1. Gardiner-Laborde Home Marker
Inscription.  Built by Alfred Dupuy for J. R. Smith. Later home to the Gardiner and Benjamin Laborde families. Full two story Victorian dwelling with upper and lower galleries. Strong Eastlake influence of both interior and exterior.
Erected by City of Marksville.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series list.
Location. 31° 7.446′ N, 92° 4.098′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on South Washington Street west of Tucker Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 South Washington Street, Marksville LA 71351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watts-Dupuy-Scallan Home (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Presentation Academy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presentation Convent Chapel
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(about 500 feet away); Dr. Sylvan DeNux Home (about 600 feet away); Joe Printz Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roy-Cappel Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordelon-Laborde Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
Regarding Gardiner-Laborde Home. "...It was sold to Sam Gardiner in 1904 and then to the Benjamin Laborde family in 1945 and was their home until their demise. Mr. Laborde was the long-time principal of Marksville High School and former mayor of Marksville."
Pg. 22, entry H, "Historical Markers of Marksville, Louisiana"
Published 2009, by City of Marksville.
Gardiner-Laborde Home Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. Gardiner-Laborde Home Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2017.

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