Germain Bergeron House

Germain Bergeron House (HM1QOL)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70808 East Baton Rouge Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 24.602', W 91° 6.861'

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Built Prior to 1805

The Jean Charles Germain Bergeron House, one of the oldest surviving Acadian dwellings in Louisiana, was moved to the Rural Life Museum in 2005 from the east bank of Bayou Lafourche, three miles from Labadieville in Lafourche Parish.

The Acadian structure was built by first generation French immigrants from Nova Scotia, Canada. They incorporated traditional Acadian features such as a Norman style truss roof, and bousillage-entre-poteaux with hand split cypress found locally.

Although the structure was named for the Germain Bergeron family, the earliest known owners of the house, the Marcellin Borne family lived in the house for 54 years, followed by the Henry Pitre family for 70 years.

The building was graciously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wise in 2005.
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HM NumberHM1QOL
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Year Placed2005
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 681130 N 3365730
Decimal Degrees30.41003333, -91.11435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.602', W 91° 6.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 36.12" N, 91° 6' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4264 Ferrett St, Baton Rouge LA 70808, US
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