Badin-Roque House

S of Natchez, Natchez, Louisiana


Badin-Roque House

1. General view from the northeast

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


The Badin-Roque House, located on the west bank of the Cane River, is an early nineteenth century poteaux en terre (post in earth) French Creole cottage with bousillage (mud and moss) infill between the poteauxs. Today, there are only four known extant examples of poteaux en terre French Creole style buildings in the United States: 3 located in Ste. Genevieve Missouri and the Badin-Roque House in Louisiana. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS LA-1294)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 6, 1980
Reference number
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger