The James Wade Bolton House

The James Wade Bolton House (HM26NA)

Location: Alexandria, LA 71301 Rapides Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 18.602', W 92° 26.522'

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When Alexandria was first surveyed as a town in 1805, this site was one-half block south of the public square. In 1899, James Wade Bolton, one of the prominent Alexandria banking family, acquired this property. The house is exemplary of the Queen Anne Revival architecture in Louisiana. Showing traditional regional influences, such as long leaf yellow pine framing and a raised on-pier foundation, it features twice the number of principal rooms usually found in such fine residences. Additional features include fifteen foot ceilings, oak paneling, an extravagant use of windows, and an expansive curving front veranda supported by Ionic columns. Directly across St. James Street was the house of his father, George Washington Bolton, a pioneer financier and patriarch of the Bolton family in Central Louisiana. In 1979, the Bolton house was donated to the city of Alexandria by the Bolton family as a center for regional arts and crafts. At that time it was renamed "River Oaks Square."
HM NumberHM26NA
Year Placed1987
Placed ByCentral Cities Development Corporation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 553094 N 3464096
Decimal Degrees31.31003333, -92.44203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.602', W 92° 26.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 36.12" N, 92° 26' 31.32" W
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Area Code(s)318
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1330-1398 State Hwy 1208-4, Alexandria LA 71301, US
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