Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Creole on the Corner
The two remaining houses in the 300 block of S. Roman Street, inside the LSU Footprint, were wrapped as of last evening. The small shed behind the house on the left has been demolished. Humble Rumble's former house - a shallow double shotgun - is on the right.
The diminutive house on the left, a corner property with deep eaves overhanging, is 301 S. Roman, a structure with creole influences and several architectural elements that indicate a date of construction from around the time of the Civil War, if not before.
The house's location in the lower part of the LSU Footprint aligns with an earlier construction date, as the part of the footprint closest to the river was settled first as pumps progressively made more land available for construction.