The Acadian House was constructed on museum property in 1975. It was built from cypress lumber that was originally part of an old mule barn dismantled at Rapidan Plantation in St. James Parish.
The frame was built in the mortise-and-tenon construction and the walls were sheetrock plastered to give the appearance of the traditional bousillage finish.
A continuous pitch-gabled roof covers both the main room and a small, separate kitchen, or cabinet in the rear. The exterior stairway leads to a second floor loft or grenier.
Erected by Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 24.618′ N, 91° 6.852′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane south of Interstate 10. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Germain Bergeron House (within shouting distance of this marker); Split-Cypress Barn
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum grounds. Admission required.
Also see . . . Museum Website. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019.