The Prud’homme – Rouquier House is located on property acquired by Francois Rouquier through a Spanish land grant between 1764 and 1800. In 1778, Rouquier married Marie Louise Prud’homme, daughter of Jean Baptiste Prud’homme. This new home was actually a part of the marriage contract. It was also a working plantation in town along the river, a rarity.The Prud’homme – Rouquier House was and still is, considered a showplace of its time, containing more elaborate architectural details than other structures in the area.
The Prud’homme-Rouquier House was purchased by the League in 1976. The phases of major restoration of the home were made possible with several sources of funding. The Service League ten and now have utilized major fundraising campaigns to solicit individuals, businesses and corporations for contributions. The sale of the League’s award winning cookbooks, Cane River Cuisine, Louisiana Living, and Steel Magnolias in the Kitchen and other fundraising activities provide funds for maintenance and matching funds for grants. Among them is the prestigious Save America’s Treasures Historic Preservation Fund, through the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. Save America’s Treasures was a public-private initiative between the White House Millennium Council, the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Unlike many houses of this national distinction, this beautiful national treasure has also been made available to the public as the venue of many wonderful occasions: weddings, anniversaries, conferences, parties and more parties. We hope that you will consider our beautiful House for your next very special occasion!
- National Historic Register
- Save America’s Treasures Awardee
- Historic American Buildings Survey (online at Library of Congress)
(318) 352 – 6723
446 Jefferson Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457