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77. J.J. Bowden Home, 1857

April 9, 1857

420 E. Bellevue Street

Built by Antoine Christman for his wife, the former Malvina Bengueral, the home later became occupied by Fannie Bowden and then her nephew, Rev. Walter Bowden. Built of cypress, it is an Acadian Cottage style home with cypress doors and a cypress mantle. It also features pine floors. The ceilings are twelve feet throughout the home and the fireplace is still in use today. During the Civil War, Union soldiers camped across the street from the home.

Last modified: April 13, 2021

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