Roque House

Roque House (HM1MNU)

Location: Natchitoches, LA 71457 Natchitoches Parish
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N 31° 45.774', W 93° 5.124'

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Circa 1797

This French Colonial cottage was built by a freed black slave namedd "Yves" but called "Pascale". in 1797. Constructed of bousillage (adobe) between angular and upright posts, it represents the earliest form of what is now known in Louisiana as "Creole" architecture. Later, Aubin Roque and his last wife, Marie Philomene Metoyer, moved here from her fathers plantation, "Yucca", now named Melrose. She was the daughter of the legendary Augustine Metoyer, "Gens de Couleur Libres", of the lower Cane River Countyr. The house was moved to this site from its original location near Isle Breville on Cane River in 1967 by Museum Contents, Inc.
Placed ByNatchitoches Parish Tourist Commission
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Date Added Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 491912 N 3514158
Decimal Degrees31.76290000, -93.08540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.774', W 93° 5.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 46.44" N, 93° 5' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 752 Front St, Natchitoches LA 71457, US
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