Garfield House
Garfield House
Built Circa Year: Built Circa 1890
Address: 402 Garfield Street
National Register of Historic Places: Lafayette Historic Register Number 83
Historic Register Listing:Designated February 17, 2011

The Garfield House was designed in the American Foursquare, Craftsman architectural style, perfect for the tiny lot size on which it was built. Several Victorian architectural elements, still very much in fashion at the time, are also present in this house design. Victorian elements include the double-story polygonal bay window and the double-story gallery on the left and the asymmetrical roofline. Craftsman elements include the tapered columns, the exposed rafter tails and the low pitch of the roof. The Garfield House was built as a family residence by Mr. Jules Revillion, who bought the property from former Louisiana Governor, Alexandre Mouton in 1883. Mr. Revillon’s widow, Josephine, sold the house in 1906, for $3,000, to Bruno Coronna. In 1919, Numa and Cora Langlinais Bernard purchased the house, and after their three children were grown, Widow Cora Bernard converted their home to a boarding house. For decades it was a successful enterprise given the close proximity to the railroad. In 1945, Emelie Mouton purchased the house and kept the boarding house business, renaming it Maison Mouton. Presently it is used as an events venue with short term accommodations.