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54. Marguerite Chretien (Lacombe Home), 1821

April 9, 1821

124 W. Grolee Street

One of the oldest home in Opelousas, Etienne Fouillade built this French Creole house for Marguerite Chretien in 1821. Constructed of cypress over mud and moss walls, the original contract for the home is on file in the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court’s Office and is the oldest contract found to this date in existence in the office. The original contract for the home called for two front rooms with a central fireplace and three back rooms. While the home has been renovated many times throughout the years, all of the original rooms are intact.

Last modified: April 13, 2021

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