Historic House Listings

The Cook Home, Circa 1904. One acre in Alexandria, Louisiana. $239,000

March 10, 2022

This seems like a great price! Local legend has it that Mr. Cook built this home based on a home he saw in San Francisco. The Cook Home was built in 1904. It is located on 1.08 acres in Alexandria, Louisiana. The home features two covered porches, original hardwood floors, beautiful fretwork, stained glass, original mantels and wide baseboards. The upstairs bathroom was the first indoor bathroom in all of Alexandria, Louisiana. Mr. Cook was a civil engineer and helped construct the local railway. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,530 square feet. $239,000

Contact Heather Wise with The George Group: 888-548-7853

From the Zillow listing:


You could own the most recognizable historic home in Alexandria, Louisiana. Known as the “Cook Home” after the family who built it in 1904, it has remained in the family ever since. This Queen Anne Revival style home is said to be inspired by a house in San Francisco that William Sherman Cook had visited. Situated on about an acre corner lot it has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a formal living room and dining room, and an impressive foyer. The upstairs bathroom was the first interior bathroom in Alexandria and still has the original fixtures. Interior walls are a thick plaster over original shiplap which provide excellent insulation. The full-size attic could be finished out to a third floor, if desired. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and deemed to be a Louisiana Historic Monument. Make your appointment to view this treasure today!


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