c. 1850 – Opelousas, LA – Lost by fire!

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 3/5/13   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   18 Comments
231 N Liberty St, Opelousas, LA 70570
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2418 Sq Ft
Governor's Mansion built in 1850 has great historical value. This home is well built with wood siding on a pier foundation, 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, spacious interior rooms, high ceilings and crown moldings throughout. Sold in "as-is" condition/no repairs by seller. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath. First look 15 day waiting period for investor offers. 3 day waiting period for owner occupant offers.
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18 Comments on c. 1850 – Opelousas, LA – Lost by fire!

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  1. AvatarRyan says: 569 comments

    Wow, that front facade is awesome. The asking price aint bad either.

  2. NancyNancy says: 201 comments

    OMG I just saw the spiral staircase on the porch. How awesome is that! Great house for a great price.

  3. Avatarecho says: 152 comments

    Yes this is a good house to restore and put love back in to her. 🙂

  4. Avatarkenny says: 99 comments

    This home is off market and appears to be under contract – sad to say.

  5. Avatarzilla says: 44 comments

    Recent-ish but undated webpage shows a model of the house at https://3dprint.com/40368/preserve-old-buildings-3d/. It looks great in the model.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10079 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That is a great replica! I’ve been looking into 3D printers specifically for old house models but not sure I’ll ever have the time learning how to do it. I’d probably go crazy with it if I did learn. Instead of an old cat lady (which I’m not) I would be the old house model lady.

  6. AvatarAnnette says: 4 comments

    Unfortunately, this house caught on fire late last night/early this morning and it was a total loss – except for 1 chimney left standing 🙁 The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined yet.

  7. JimHJimH says: 4115 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Very sad. Was just reading about the fire in the national news and found it here.

  8. AvatarCarola Hartley says: 2 comments

    Yes, the house was destroyed by a fire that was deliberately set. It is still under investigation and hopefully, the criminal, or criminals, who did this will soon by identified and arrested. However, there is a foundation called the OGMLA Foundation, Inc, that was incorporated before the fire. That foundation plans to rebuild the mansion, on its original foundation that is still intact. This house was an important part of the history of the town, state and beyond. There is a go fund me account set up to start the process of raising funds to make this happen. And there is a FB page set up at https://www.facebook.com/OGMLA/

  9. LisaLouLisaLou says: 112 comments

    Breaks my heart that this place is gone. So glad to hear that they are going to bring her back.

  10. AvatarStacey DeJean says: 1 comments

    Opelousas has a problem with leaving its historical properties unprotected, seemingly tolerating the vandalism of ALL of its historical homes, grave sites, buildings, etc. If you can imagine this….. the opelousas police dept is 2 blocks away from the burned down governor’s mansion. I’m sad and heartbroken that a city with as much history and roots to soooo many people can allow this to happen. If you would come through Opelousas today, take a right or left off of the main Rd running through the town you’d think it was the poorest town you’ve seen. Drug addicts, homelessness and it all seems to be tolerable. Advocate for the the city officials to TAKE A STAND AND PROTECT OUR CULTURE, LAND AND ITS PAST!!!!

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