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Belcher in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ruben T. Glassell House

Historic Site

 
 
The Ruben V. Glassell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. The Ruben V. Glassell House Marker
Inscription.  The original house was built in 1899 by Ruben T. Glassell, a planter, and his wife Vyvian. It faced west and had a center hall in the dogtrot style. The house was enlarged about ten years later with the addition of a new roof, interior columns, fireplaces, and porches, and the south side became the front entrance. In 1953 the east porch was enclosed to form three additional rooms. In 1982 it became the home of Andrew and Linda Marino and their four children who enclosed the front porch to create a fifth bedroom and reduced the number of outside doors from thirteen to five. The house still contains much of the original antique furniture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 32° 45.123′ N, 93° 49.988′ W. Marker is in Belcher, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Caddo Street (State Highway 3049) east of East Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belcher LA 71004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First State Bank of Belcher (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Ruben V. Glassell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
2. The Ruben V. Glassell House Marker
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Belcher Mound (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minnie Clyde Dixon Connell (about 400 feet away); Belcher Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Horseshoe Bayou Bridge On LA. 530 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belcher Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belcher High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belcher.
 
Marker in Front of The Ruben V. Glassell House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
3. Marker in Front of The Ruben V. Glassell House
View to north across Caddo Street
View to West Along Caddo Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
4. View to West Along Caddo Street
Marker is on right (north) side of street
South Elevation of The Ruben V. Glassell House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
5. South Elevation of The Ruben V. Glassell House
Former Ruben V. Glassell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
6. Former Ruben V. Glassell House Marker
This marker was replaced with updated information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on June 11, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022