Thurmond House (Gibsland, Louisiana)

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Thurmond House
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LocationOn Louisiana Highway 154, about 765 yards (700 m) north of intersection with Louisiana Highway 517
Nearest city Gibsland, Louisiana
Coordinates 32°30′36″N93°02′58″W / 32.50998°N 93.04936°W / 32.50998; -93.04936 Coordinates: 32°30′36″N93°02′58″W / 32.50998°N 93.04936°W / 32.50998; -93.04936
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Builtc.1855
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Antebellum Greek Revival Buildings of Mount Lebanon TR
NRHP reference # 80001705 [1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 1, 1980

The Thurmond House, on Louisiana Highway 154 (Mt. Lebanon Road) near Gibsland in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, was built in the 1850s. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. [1]

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Bienville Parish, Louisiana Parish in Louisiana

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

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It is a five-bay hewn frame house with a central hall plan. It has a rear "L" wing. Its sides are covered with clapboarding which was replaced around 1900. The house has simple Greek Revival details evident in its front gallery, front door with transom and sidelights, and its one original surviving mantel. Two of its original four chimneys survive. It was built by the Thurmond family, early settlers of Mt. Lebanon, Louisiana and was still owned by descendants in 1980. [2]

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

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Transom (architectural) transverse horizontal structural beam, bar of crosspiece; also short for transom window/ transom light

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. "Thurmond House" (PDF). State of Louisiana's Division of Historic Preservation. 1980. Retrieved June 10, 2017. with photo

See also

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

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