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The Armand Broussard House is part of Vermilionville Historic Village. It has been preserved as an authentic, early Louisiana French Creole house for the Vermilionville Living History Museum& Folklife Park. Being a relatively large family home, Armand Broussard House was built with all of the extra amenities available at the time in the wilderness of Southwest Louisiana. Some of these amenities included the deep front porch with chamfered posts and a floor plan featuring more than two rooms wide across the front with direct access to the front porch. Houses like this one were only two rooms deep to maximize air flow. The cornices and wood trim on windows, doors and at the edges of each wall, as well as wainscoting and chair rails are amenities that suggest the owners had some prosperity. Also, the “cabinets” or small rooms that close in one or both sides of the rear porch were also considered amenities for the more affluent. Armand Broussard House is one of the largest examples of colombage and bousillage construction located at Vermilionville, and it is one of the oldest existing in Lafayette Parish. The Armand Broussard House was originally built at Fausse Point well over two hundred years ago, and the building has had only three owners. The Broussard family owned it until 1979 when Dr. Roy Boucvalt purchased it. In 1988, Dr. Boucvalt donated the historic structure to Vermilionville Historic Village.