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

Roque House

Circa 1797

Roque House Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
1. Roque House Marker
Inscription. This French Colonial cottage was built by a freed black slave named "Yves" but called "Pascale". in 1797. Constructed of bousillage (adobe) between angular and upright posts, it represents the earliest form of what is now known in Louisiana as "Creole" architecture. Later, Aubin Roque and his last wife, Marie Philomene Metoyer, moved here from her fathers plantation, "Yucca", now named Melrose. She was the daughter of the legendary Augustine Metoyer, "Gens de Couleur Libres", of the lower Cane River Country. The house was moved to this site from its original location near Isle Breville on Cane River in 1967 by Museum Contents, Inc.
Erected by Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission.
Location. 31° 45.774′ N, 93° 5.124′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker can be reached from Front Street south of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic Cane River (a few steps from this marker); El Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Juchereau de St. Denis
Roque House image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
2. Roque House
The marker can be seen to the left of the house in this view.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Natchitoches Indians (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Claiborne (about 700 feet away); The American Transition (about 800 feet away); The Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Legacy of Catholicism (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Roque House Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
3. Roque House Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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