Epps House

Epps House (HM26NU)

Location: Alexandria, LA 71302 Rapides Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 10.481', W 92° 24.847'

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Solomon Northup's Gateway To Freedom

Constructed in 1852 for the Edwin Epps' family, this single story Creole cottage was originally located on Bayou Boeuf near Holmesville in Avoyelles Parish. Relocated to Bunkie, LA in 1976, the house was moved to the LSUA campus in 1999 and reconstructed. Formerly an overseer for Oakland Plantation, where LSUA stands today, Epps established himself as a planter and slave owner. Epps bought Solomon Northup in 1843 and owned him for ten years. Northup helped build the house. Master Epps was informed inside this house that Northup was a kidnaped free man who would return to his family in Glens Falls, New York. Northup tells of his experiences in his 1853 book, Twelve Years a Slave, which inspired a 1984 documentary, Solomon Northup's Odyssey, and a 2013 movie Twelve Years a Slave.
HM NumberHM26NU
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceHotel
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 555830 N 3449109
Decimal Degrees31.17468333, -92.41411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 10.481', W 92° 24.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 10' 28.8600" N, 92° 24' 50.8200" W
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Area Code(s)318
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8215 Acorn Dr, Alexandria LA 71302, US
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