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

Desfossé House

Desfossé House Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
1. Desfossé House Marker
English Side
Desfossé House
Dr. Jules Charles Desfossé, second mayor of Mansura, acquired this c. 1790 house and rebuilt it c. 1850. This Louisiana French Colonial style dwelling was the 1st structure in Avoyelles Parish listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

La Maison Desfossé
Dr. Jules C. Desfossé, 2° maire de Mansura, acquit la maison c. 1790 et la rebâtit c. 1850. De style colonial franco-louisianais, elle est la 1° dans la paroisse des Avoyelles inscrite au Registre National des Lieux Historiques.
Erected 1981 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 31° 3.738′ N, 92° 3.045′ W. Marker is in Mansura, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on L'Eglise Street (State Highway 107) south of Coco Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1832 L'Eglise Street, Mansura LA 71350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansura (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Mansura (approx. half a mile away); Avoyelles Parish Vietnam Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Presentation Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Marksville Site (approx. 3.7 miles away); Marc Eliche (approx. 3.7 miles away); Decuir-Gaspard Home (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansura.
La Maison Desfossé Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. La Maison Desfossé Marker
French Side
Desfossé House Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
3. Desfossé House Marker
Desfossé House image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
4. Desfossé House
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2016. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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