The Badin-Roque House is a rare example of post-in-ground construction built on flat land. It is about 16 miles (29 minutes) south-southeast of Natchitoches, off Highway 484 ( http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Badin-Roque_House ). It is on the west bank of the Cane River.

St. Augustine Historical Society purchased the house in 1979, and restoration began in 1999. The house is open to the public by appointment with the Creole Heritage Center at 318-357-6685.

Online sources were easy to find (see links below) and of good quality. There was less information than I expected for such a rare example of the construction type.

I have high expectations of the house and interpretation, based on the video. I do have a question: does bousillage include horse hair (as per NPS website), or not?

http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/travel/caneriver/bad.htm

http://www.nsula.edu/regionalfolklife/crcc/BadinRoque.html

http://www.caneriverheritage.org/main_file.php/badinroque.php/

Historic Markers

http://enlou.com/markers/badinroquehouse.htm

http://www.historicmarkers.com/component/content/article/3056-natchitoches/78970-badin-roque-house

MAHR Heritage Ed Day

http://natchitochespreservation.ning.com/video/mahr-heritage-ed-day-at-badin

Our cohort also watched the video and had a brief discussion of the MAHR Heritage Day.

Maps & Architecture

http://www.crt.state.la.us/hp/nhl/map.asp?name=35001101.jpg&title=Badin-Roque+House

http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Badin-Roque_House

HABS Cross-Section

http://www.springerimages.com/Images/RSS/1-10.1007_s10761-006-0012-4-1

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