Joseph Buller House
Joseph Buller House
Built Circa Year: Built Circa 1807
Address: 300 Fisher Road
National Register of Historic Places: Lafayette Historic Register Number 063
Historic Register Listing:Designated June 16, 2005

The Joseph Buller House was built at Prairie Ronde near Ville Platte, Louisiana, on land acquired by the Buller Family by right of settlement and occupancy. Joseph Marcel Buhler, was the son of Johan Buhler of Germany and Marie Willen or “Watson” of Ireland. Joseph was born in Louisiana around 1781. The style of the house is typical for small cottages in rural South Louisiana in the early 19th century. It is believed to have once been a single room cottage with large galleries across the front and back. The rear flanking bedrooms would have been added as cabinets on the rear porch, as needed and when resources became available. A central portion of the rear porch was left open to allow air to funnel through the interior for comfort in warm weather. The Bullers owned the house from the time of its construction until the late 1970s. It was moved in 1988 to Vermilionville Historic Village.