La Maison Française & The Honors House

La Maison Française & The Honors House (HM23V7)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70802 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 24.688', W 91° 10.559'

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The French House
The French House—La Maison Française—is a Renaissance-style Normandy château built in 1935 as a center for intense study of French language, culture and literature. On April 15, 1935, French Ambassador André de Laboulaye laid the structure's cornerstone, which included a piece of wood from the first French settlement in Louisiana, Fort de la Boulaye. The French House is on the National Register of Historic Places and currently houses the LSU Honors College.
Laville Halls
LSU's East and West Laville residence halls are named in honor of Corporal Germaine Laville, the first female LSU graduate to die in the service of her country. Corporal Laville, an aerial gunnery instructor, graduated in 1942 and died two years later while rescuing Marines trapped inside a burning building. LSU's Honors College students live in the Honors House, composed of the newly renovated East and West Laville halls.
HM NumberHM23V7
Placed ByLouisiana State University
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 675206 N 3365792
Decimal Degrees30.41146667, -91.17598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.688', W 91° 10.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 41.28" N, 91° 10' 33.54" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 386 S Campus Dr, Baton Rouge LA 70802, US
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