Poitevent Homes
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2400 Block of Lakeshore Drive. Three imposing Creole hoses built between 1835 and 1850.

2441 Lakeshore Drive. Circa 1849. Built by a New Orleans family as a summer retreat, this Creole Cottage was altered by owner Mary Seaman Hawkins in late 1800’s who added the dormer and bracketed apron overhang. He house is featured on a postcard from the 1920’s where it is identified as the Witherspoon Residence, Mandeville.

2423 Lakeshore Drive. Theodule Verret House, circa 1849. Verret was mayor and civic leader during Mandeville’s earliest days. In 1900, owner Marie Duteil Prudhomme had the Creole Cottage remodeled to reflect the Victorian style popular at the time, adding the dormer and ornate gallery. It became a landmark for seamer passengers, calling it the White Castle on the lake. This site appeared in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008).

2407 Lakeshore Drive. Dufilho-Poitevent House, circa 1840, began as a simple three room hunting lodge. It was enlarged in 1850 and again in 1900 when the 1180’s shotgun (built as a separate address by Charles Lafitte) was connected with breezeway to become the east side addition. In 1913 the Poitevent-Faure Lumber Company acquired the property for the Eads Poitevent family who maintained ownership for 90 years. Former home of artist Emory Clark.



   

 

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