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Maison Revillon is an excellent example of a Creole galleried cottage that retains its original Greek Revival form and detailing. Elements of the style include newel posts with simple style cap and entablature, shoulder
moulding on doors and windows, symmetrical façade, and dormers with a pediment top and pilasters. It was built by Jules Revillon, who was a merchant and a builder and who was well known for his participation in civic affairs throughout Lafayette in the late 1800s. Jules and his father, Joachim, ran a feed and farm equipment store between 1850 and 1900 at South Washington and West Main Streets. In 1829, Joachim arrived in Lafayette from Pierreclos, France at the age of 24. He systematically purchased property that encompasses most of the block where this house sits. Around 1867, his second son, Jules, married Marie Antoinette Josephine Revillon, who was then living in France. He built this house for their expanding family. They had a son and five daughters. Only one daughter, Julie, remained in Lafayette. She was married to Paul Krauss, Sr., who was born in the Alsace Lorraine region and arrived in Lafayette in 1893. Julie and Paul Krauss opened a jewelry business that operated in Lafayette for three generations.