This type of barn is referred to a a Pieux Barn and is most commonly associated with the French Acadians. The building shows an example of inexpensive construction in which hand-split cypress, called pieux, was used.
It is a rare survivor of a barn type that was quickly constructed by yeoman farmers, hunters, trappers and fisherman in remote south Louisiana. This barn originates from the Port Barre area in Saint Landry Parish.
Caption: Piecing together Split-Cypress Barn at the Rural Life Museum 2002.
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 30° 24.632′ N, 91° 6.864′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Highway 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tyrone Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cane Grinder (within shouting distance of this marker);
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum.
Also see . . . LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on February 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2018.