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Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building

c. 1900

 
 
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September 2, 2016
1. Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building Marker
Inscription.  Victorian mercantile store built by Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Restored in 1984-85 by attorneys Tucker Melancon and Rodney Rabalais and certified public accountants Aloysia C. Ducote and Van P. Major.
 
Erected 2009 by City of Marksville.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series list.
 
Location. 31° 7.599′ N, 92° 3.941′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Mark Street and South Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on East Mark Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 East Mark 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. Marksville Masonic Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Auguste Voinche Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin (within shouting distance of
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this marker); Fort De Russy (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Bowie Knife (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Horace Ducote Law Office (about 300 feet away); Solomon Northup, "Twelve Years a Slave" (about 300 feet away); Founding Of Marksville (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
 
Regarding Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building. "...building was built by Mr. Roy, who, along with his cousin Tucker Couvillon, Sr. operated a general merchandise business here for many years...."Pg. 6, Area 4 entry B, "Historical Markers of Marksville, Louisiana"
Published 2009, by City of Marksville.
 
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September 2, 2016
2. Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2017.

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