Bolduc house

OMG !!  What can I possibly say about this house.  It was built around 1793 by Louis Bolduc, a lead miner, merchant, and planter who was born in Canada.  His descendants lived in the house until 1948.  It was acquired in 1949 by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America and was restored in 1956-57.  It is now a National Historic Landmark and a house museum.  Look at the photos, read more about it in the links, then go see it.  Nothing in print or on screen can compare with actually walking into the three dimensional space.

The grandaddy of them all, the meticulously restored Louis Bolduc house.

"A vertical log, poteaux sur soles house with cedar shake hipped roof surrounded by a hand hewn Norman truss" from the Bolduc House Museum brochure.

The corner of the LeMeilleur house is visible at the right.

The massive front door of the Louis Bolduc house.

A portion of the gallerie at the front of the Bolduc house. Wide "galleries" are a distinctive feature of French Creole architecture.

Read more about it: Bolduc house website;  Waymarking; HABS drawing. The Historic American Buildings Survey at the American Memory section of the Library of Congress website has lots of photos, including pictures of the interior, search for HABS MO Bolduc.


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