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John Jay French Museum

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1845; 1970 restoration, Raiford L. Stripling. 2995 French Rd.

The oldest extant building in Beaumont was built as a trading post several miles northwest of the original townsite near the Opelousas Trail, an eastward continuation of the Atascocito Trail between Texas and southern Louisiana. The two-story clapboard house is a central-hall, side-gabled I-house with one story, shed-roofed attachments to the front and rear. The front attachment is a veranda; the rear attachment contains a second layer of rooms. San Augustine architect Stripling restored the house, which was opened as a historic house museum by the Beaumont Heritage Society in 1970.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "John Jay French Museum", [Beaumont, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BM29.

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