William Brandt House
William Brandt House
Built Circa Year: Built Circa 1870
Address: 614 Madison Street
National Register of Historic Places: National Register Property Designated: June 20, 200
Historic Register Listing:Lafayette Historic Register Number 056: Designated March 20, 2003

This house sits on the original Charles Mouton Plantation property. Notary Public and Court Recorder for the town of Vermilionville, William Brandt, purchased the property in 1859, and reconstructed the house into a Greek Revival style townhouse in 1870. Prior to being remodeled, the building was an overseer’s residence built in the form of a two-room Acadian Cottage. The Charles Mouton Plantation house is located at 338 North Sterling Street, less than a mile away. It is featured in this book on page 6. Experts estimate the overseer residence was built around 1820, sometime before the main plantation house was built. Subsequent owners have discovered several clues during restoration work, confirming that the front of the house originally faced what is now West Congress Street. The former front gallery on the two-room Acadian Cottage now reconstructed to its present configuration, and a new front gallery was added, creating the Greek Revival façade that exists today. Although this type of reconstruction is not unique, it is one of a very few 19th century Greek Revival buildings that are still in existence in Lafayette Parish.