This home was built for George Barnard and his wife Attella Jackson circa 1869.
This home was built for George Barnard and his wife Attella in 1869. It was constructed on land that Attella had been given by her father, Julius C. Jackson. She was the eldest daughter of Julius and Harriet McCreary Jackson, born May 28, 1820 in Kentucky. George Barnard was born on November 27, 1814 in Albany, NY to parents Joseph and Tuzeh Subbins Barnard. He married Attella on July 16, 1840. He amassed a fairly significant wealth by working as a steamboat captain. His estate was worth approximately $150,000 when he died. 1
At the time of construction, this home was just outside of the city limits of Louisiana. It is made of brick and has a main section with six rooms and an ell of six rooms. It features a combination of Greek Revival and Federal architectural styles. It has a large colonnade on the front of the house with Doric columns. The cost to build the home was approximately $12,000. It was one of the finest residences of the time along with his brother -in-law James Carstarphen’s home that was completed around the same time. 2
1. Louisiana Press Journal. 1890. “Called Home,” July 4.
2. Louisiana Press Journal. 1869. “Another Fine Residence,” May 15.