Split-Cypress Barn

Split-Cypress Barn (HM25HN)

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

N 30° 24.632', W 91° 6.864'

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c. 1870

This type of barn is referred to a a Pieux Barn and is most commonly associated with the French Acadians. The building shows an example of inexpensive construction in which hand-split cypress, called pieux, was used. It is a rare survivor of a barn type that was quickly constructed by yeoman farmers, hunters, trappers amd fisherman in remote south Louisiana. This barn originates from the Port Barre area in Saint Landry Parish.
HM NumberHM25HN
Placed ByLSU Rural Life Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 681124 N 3365786
Decimal Degrees30.41053333, -91.11440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.632', W 91° 6.864'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 37.92" N, 91° 6' 51.84" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6869 Burden Ln, Baton Rouge LA 70808, US
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