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LeJeune House, 507 East Main Street, New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA



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Location
507 East Main Street, New Roads, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS LA-1322
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N925).
National Register Number: 78001435
0.2003
Significance: The Lejeune House was the first home to occupy what is now the town of New Roads which overlooks the Mississippi River's abandon oxbow, False River. The house sits in the shade of the Samson Oak, a 300 year old registered live oak. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the house takes its name from the second master to live in its massive walls. It was the first home of Francois Samson, the son of a French-born Spanish soldier of the same name dispatched to Ft. Point Coupee. One of Samson's granddaughters married Jean Baptiste Lejeune, and it assumed this name for the family who lived in it continuously until 1978 when it was purchased by Mary Rollinger. The present owner, Jim & Martha Dunsmore, purchased the property in 1983.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Samson, Francois
Borgeois, Tony, Field Team
Terracina, Ben, Field Team
Boykin, Gabrielle, Delineator
Broussard, Barry, Delineator
Couffin, Jean-Marc, Delineator
Frick, Brent A., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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