Acadian House

LA 31 within Longfellow Evangeline State Park, St. Martinville, Louisiana

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Description 

In 1934, the house and grounds were ceded to the State and became Louisiana's first state park, "Longfellow/Evangeline." For many years, the Olivier House was called "The Acadian House" and associated with the Evangeline legend, although there is no historical basis for this association. The house is, however, architecturally significant as a rare surviving example of an early French building type. In 1974, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS LA-1276)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1973
Reference number
73002133
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Acadian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
ca. 1765