Alexis LaTour House

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Alexis LaTour House
Alexis LaTour House is located in Louisiana
Alexis LaTour House
Alexis LaTour House is located in the US
Alexis LaTour House
Location Ville Platte, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°41′12.59″N 92°16′13.48″W / 30.6868306°N 92.2704111°W / 30.6868306; -92.2704111Coordinates: 30°41′12.59″N 92°16′13.48″W / 30.6868306°N 92.2704111°W / 30.6868306; -92.2704111
Built 1835
Architect Alexis LaTour
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference #


Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 14, 1987
Removed from NRHP June 11, 2015

The Alexis LaTour House also known as, "Old Homeplace; Guillory[2][3] Homeplace is an historic house in Ville Platte, Louisiana. The oldest portion of the house was built in 1835 by Alexis LaTour.[4] The house was expanded in 1837. The original house was a 1 12-story Creole cottage of bousillage construction that was one room wide and two rooms deep and had a front gallery. The 1837 expansion added two rooms and a central hall. Details of the house, including an exterior staircase, bousillage construction, and beaded clapboarding, ceiling beams, and ceiling boards were common in traditional Creole architecture. Both the older and the newer part of the house had unusual mantels. The older mantel featured cove moldings, panels, and a large central lozenge. The other mantels in the house were more traditional but were still unusual.

In 1900 several modifications were made including the addition of Queen Anne style dormer windows and a large rear wing. Over time, other, smaller modifications have been made including the replacement of windows and doors, the replacement of the original gallery columns, and the replacement of front, exterior staircase. Despite the modifications, the house still retains significant integrity, including the basic Creole form of the house, the bousillage construction, the copious beading, and the original mantels. The house is the best detailed and largest surviving early structure in Evangeline Parish. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 for architectural significance; it was delisted in 2015.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ LaTour v. Guillory et al. (Supreme Court of Louisiana. Jan. 5, 1914.)
    (Syllabus by the Court.)
  3. ^ LaTour et al. v. LaTour et al. (Supreme Court of Louisiana. Jan. 5, 1914.)
    (Syllabus by the Court.)
  4. ^ "Alexis LaTour -- 1860 United States Federal Census". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25.