Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Germain Bergeron House
Built Prior to 1805
The Acadian structure was built by first generation French immigrants from Nova Scotia, Canada. They incorporated traditional Acadian features such as a Norman style truss roof, and bousillage-entre-poteaux with hand split cypress found locally.
Although the structure was named for the Germain Bergeron family, the earliest known owners of the house, the Marcellin Borne family lived in the house for 54 years, followed by the Henry Pitre family for 70 years.
The building was graciously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wise in 2005.
Location. 30° 24.602′ N, 91° 6.861′ 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. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge LA 70809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Split-Cypress Barn (within shouting distance of this Tyrone Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Single Pen Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Double-Pen Slave Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cane Grinder (about 300 feet away); Single-Pen Slave Cabin (about 300 feet away); College Grove Baptist Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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