Edwin Epps House

Edwin Epps House (HM26NW)

Location: Alexandria, LA 71302 Rapides Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 10.515', W 92° 24.887'

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Completed in 1852 and owned by Edwin Epps, a former overseer of Oakland Plantation, the Edwin Epps House is located where LSU Alexandria stands today. This single story Creole cottage was originally built on Bayou Boeuf near Holmesville in Avoyelles Parish. The house was relocated to Bunkie, Louisiana in 1976 and to LSUA in 1999. Establishing himself as a planter, Epps owned Solomon Northup, who helped build the house. Epps was informed in this house that Northup, a slave he had owned for ten years (1843-53), was a kidnapped free man, who would be returned to his family in New York. After regaining his freedom, Northup told his story in the famous slave narrative "Twelve Years a Slave". His book inspired the documentary "Solomon Northup's Odyssey" and the movie "12 Years a Slave".
HM NumberHM26NW
Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century
Historical PlaceHome
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByLouisiana State University Alexandria
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionMarker is on Water Tower Drive south of Middleton Drive, on the right when traveling
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 555766 N 3449171
Decimal Degrees31.17525000, -92.41478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 10.515', W 92° 24.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 10' 30.9000" N, 92° 24' 53.2200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
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 Water Tower Ave, Alexandria LA 71302, US
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