Oction House

Oction House (HM2825)

Location: Pollock, LA 71467 Grant Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 31.477', W 92° 24.682'

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Oction House is the oldest remaining residence in the Town of Pollock. Composed of two separate houses, its rear addition contains the original house, a Louisiana galleried cottage built circa 1861 by Levi B. Parker. Parker built his one-room cypress cottage on 161 acres of public land granted to him at the beginning of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. A local tradition states that the Parker home served as a safe house for escaped slaves traveling the underground railroad. In 1912 Grant Parish Sheriff Lanie O. Clinton purchased the cottage and built a two and one-half story Colonial Revival house, with the original cottage connected at the rear. The Clinton house contained intricate heart pine woodwork milled at the nearby Big Creek Sawmill and gas lighting. Later it boasted of being the first residence in Pollock to have electricity and indoor plumbing. Subsequent remodeling absorbed the original cottage into the main house where it became a kitchen, dining room and sunroom. Throughout its history Oction House has been home to some of Pollock's most recognized citizens and remains a noted historical landmark of Grant Parish.
HM NumberHM2825
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Date Added Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 555884 N 3487895
Decimal Degrees31.52461667, -92.41136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.477', W 92° 24.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 28.62" N, 92° 24' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1819-1825 Harvey St, Pollock LA 71467, US
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