Thomas Scott House (Gloster, Louisiana)

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Thomas Scott House
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Location About 450 yards (410 m) north of LA 5 and about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east of Gloster
Nearest city Gloster, Louisiana
Coordinates 32°10′51″N93°45′32″W / 32.18092°N 93.75879°W / 32.18092; -93.75879 Coordinates: 32°10′51″N93°45′32″W / 32.18092°N 93.75879°W / 32.18092; -93.75879
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1858
Built by Thomas Scott
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 86003131 [1]
Added to NRHP November 6, 1986

Thomas Scott House is a Greek Revival plantation house located north of Louisiana Highway 5, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east of Gloster in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. [2] [3]

Greek Revival architecture architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries

The Greek Revival was an architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, predominantly in Northern Europe and the United States. A product of Hellenism, it may be looked upon as the last phase in the development of Neoclassical architecture. The term was first used by Charles Robert Cockerell in a lecture he gave as Professor of Architecture to the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 1842.

Louisiana Highway 5 highway in Louisiana

Louisiana Highway 5 (LA 5) is a state highway located in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. It runs 28.36 miles (45.64 km) in a general southwest to northeast direction from U.S. Highway 84 (US 84) in Logansport to LA 175 in Kingston.

Gloster, Louisiana Census-designated place in Louisiana, United States

Gloster is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 94.

Built in 1858, the mansion has a pedimented two-story entrance portico with Doric posts and pilasters. At the time of its NRHP nomination it was in somewhat deteriorated condition. [2] [3]

Portico Type of porch

A portico is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. This idea was widely used in ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including most Western cultures.

Doric order Order of ancient Greek and Roman architecture, with no base to the column, simple capital, and triglyphs on the frieze

The Doric order was one of the three orders of ancient Greek and later Roman architecture; the other two canonical orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian. The Doric is most easily recognized by the simple circular capitals at the top of columns. Originating in the western Dorian region of Greece, it is the earliest and in its essence the simplest of the orders, though still with complex details in the entablature above.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 6, 1986. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

See also

National Register of Historic Places listings in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Wikimedia list article

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. 1 2 "Thomas Scott House" (PDF). State of Louisiana's Division of Historic Preservation. Retrieved March 18, 2017. with four photos and two maps
  3. 1 2 National Register Staff (August 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination Form: Thomas Scott House". National Park Service . Retrieved May 4, 2018. With eight photos from 1986.