Cypress House
cypress house
Built Circa Year: 1900
Address: 203 Myrtle Place
Historic Register Listing:Lafayette Historic Register Number 026 Designated December 1, 1993

Cypress House was moved in 1928 from its original site one block away between Azalea and Hibiscus Streets. In 1959, Ewing and Beverly Latimer purchased the house and expertly restored it to its original condition. During restoration, the Latimers discovered the delicate spindle work supporting the gallery had been encased, and to their delight, were able to remove the covering without damaging the earlier, original posts.
Cypress House is a fine example of the Queen Anne style home, so very popular at the turn of the century in South Louisiana. The Queen Anne elements of Cypress House include an asymmetrical front gallery with delicate spindle work columns, slender French doors and windows with transoms, and Victorian gingerbread detailing at the gables.