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Arceneaux House

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Hamshire, TX, USA
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     Typical daubed house in which lower walls are plastered with moss, mud and sassafras strips. Built by Moise Broussard about 1856 when he brought to it his bride, Mary Gadrac Arceneaux, great-great-granddaughter of Louis Arceneaux, the Gabriel of Longfellow's poem Evangeline. 1880-- house passed to brother, Athenas Arceneaux, area pioneer in rice planting, and his heirs. Trees here came from acorns of oak shading Evangeline grave. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Arceneaux House:
See also the historical marker for the Evangeline Oak, possibly one of the oak trees from which the Arceneaux House got its acorns mentioned here.