Badin-Roque House frontal view

Badin-Roque House frontal view

Badin-Roque house was a much more modest site than Melrose, but more interesting to me. Our group was lucky to have Mr. (John) Oswald Colson

Mr. Oswald Colson explains history

Mr. Oswald Colson explains history

interpret the site for us. The rare poteaux-en-terre structure and a small raised creole cottage style kitchen sit on a small lot of land. There are houses on either side, and a working barn associated with the house that sits left (south?) of the structure is less than 20 meters from the property line.

I enjoyed Badin-Roque house. The state marker and kitchen building makes the site immediately identifiable from the roadway. The interpretive signage is straightforward and serves to draw the visitor in. I drove by Badin-Roque again late Friday afternoon, and it seemed so peaceful. I look forward to visiting it again.

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