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Bayouside

Bayouside

5077 Hot Wells Rd, Boyce (LA), 71409, United States

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(318) 769-9442

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Description Bayouside is located south of Bayou Rapides on a slight ridge, about 9mi northwest of Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.It is a Creole raised plantation house showing influence of Greek Revival or Classical Revival architecture, with a five bay gallery having a full entablature and posts with heavy molded capitals.The house was built in about 1847 by John Augustin Texada (1789-1869) who came to the area in 1809. It was sold a few years after his death to the Bank of America, then bought at auction in 1876 by Milton Dunnam for $4600, then remained in the Dunnam family until 1969. At the time of NRHP listing, the house was owned by a descendant of John A. Texada who had been restoring it since 1970.