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Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Auguste Voinche Store

c. 1843

 
 
Auguste Voinche Store Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
1. Auguste Voinche Store Marker
Inscription. Oldest commercial building site remaining in city. Built by Voinche, native of Paris, France. Later Victorian upper structure on only underground basement in city. Basement used to hide cotton from Union troops during Civil War.
 
Erected by City of Marksville.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour marker series.
 
Location. 31° 7.622′ N, 92° 3.907′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on South Washington Street near East Odgen Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marksville LA 71351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Horace Ducote Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Bailey Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding Of Marksville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin (about 300 feet away); The First Bowie Knife (about 300 feet away); Fort De Russy (about 300 feet away); Laborde Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
Auguste Voinche Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. Auguste Voinche Store and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2016. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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