Dr. Charles Hamilton House
Hamilton Place
Built Circa Year: Built Circa 1920
Address: 100 Hamilton Place
National Register of Historic Places: Lafayette Historic Register Number 048
Historic Register Listing:Designated October 7, 1998

Judge Orther Charles Mouton, son of Charles Homere Mouton, purchased this property in 1919 and built a sizable Craftsman style home designed by architect, George B. Knapp. It was modeled after the California Craftsman style, a trending style that made a intentional shift away from the ornate decorative elements on Victorian homes. Judge Mouton’s daughter, Marie Ruth, known as “Tante Ruth”, married Dr. Charles E. Hamilton in 1920, and the couple moved to Hamilton Place shortly after their marriage. They lived there for over 50 years. As early as 1913, when he was only 23 years old, Dr. Charles Hamilton began his medical practice, making house calls on horseback. He traveled often and as far away as Coulee Croche near Cankton, LA. After serving in the World War I, Hamilton resumed his practice in Acadiana. In 1920, at age 30, Hamilton formed a medical doctor partnership in Lafayette that would be the beginning of a new concept of providing patients with medical group consultation for no additional cost. Hamilton’s idea of group consultation was an innovative improvement in health care that benefited the people of Lafayette. The medical group was named Hamilton Medical Group in his honor.