A stunning 1834, three story home listed on the National Register of Historic Homes in the beautiful town of Franklin, Louisiana. Nestled in mature Magnolia and Live Oak trees this home was headquarters to Major General Godfrey Weitzel in the Civil War where his staff quartered upstairs and their horses were d on the ground floor. It is reported that Davey Crocket was a guest in this home on his way to defend the Alamo. This home housed the first bank west of the Mississippi River. A gental setting in a quiet neighborhood, walking distance to churches, beautiful large Franklin Library, City Hall, and historic downtown. The neighbors are delightful people, friendly and welcoming. Franklin is a small city and the parish seat of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana named one of the top small towns in America by Norman Cramptom.
Mellowed brick walls form the first level, which has a front gallery supported by four brick columns. The second and third stories are cypress, covered by a gabled roof and great dormer windows. Four floor length French windows open onto the upper and lower galleries, which are centered by large entrance doorways topped by a fan shaped arch that is mirrored at the back of the house. The floor plan of this gracious home is ideal for entertaining, the magnificent double center hall, dining, living and sunroom flow effortlessly from the entry gallery to the beautifully bricked spacious courtyard. All wood floors, elegant millwork, four working fireplaces with gas connection, an elevator, enclosed garden patio and pleasant neighborhood grace this historic gem. This home is in excellent condition throughout, with major repairs completed inside and out within the past ten years.
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