Historic House Listings

Those mantels! The history! Circa 1903. Almost one acre in Louisiana. $235,000

August 19, 2021

The mantels in this house are gorgeous! This home has an interesting history. In 1904 it was transported by barge to the Worlds Fair in St. Louis to showcase the high quality Cypress lumber and the southern construction style. The Spedale house was built in 1903. It is located on .94 acres in Plaquemine, Louisiana. The home features double wrap around porches, beautiful mantels, transom windows, jib windows, original hardwood floors, pocket doors and built-ins. And this is a big house! Five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,191 square feet. $245,000 New price: $235,000

Contact Charley Robinson with Homestead Realty: 225-238-5089

From the Zillow listing:


One of The Crown Jewels of The Plaquemine Historic District! Known locally as The Spedale Home and built in 1903 this one has stories to tell. She was built locally from native cypress in Plaquemine’s heyday as a cypress mill town. Shortly after construction this lovely home was transported by barge in 1904 to St Louis to be showcased at the Worlds Fair in order for others to see our high quality native cypress lumber and style of Southern construction. Years later the home was purchased by Dr. Rhodes and Mrs. Zoe Spedale, he being a prominent local physician. They completed a large addition to the home designed for entertaining. It was a special honor to be invited into their home for gatherings. The heirs of Dr. and Mrs. Spedale have decided to part with their family home, allowing someone else to bring her back to her days of glory. This home offers opportunity as an amazing residence or Commercially as office, venue or reception space. It is located in Plaquemine’s Historic District as well as its Main Street District. The home could qualify for federal and state tax credits and/or grants depending on its use. Can be registered individually as an Historic landmark. A preservation easement with Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation will be considered as part of the sale to protect this amazing property from neglect or demolition. Listing agent will be present for showings, showings granted upon pre qualification or proof of funds available to purchase.


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