The Natchitoches Historic Foundation proudly announces the sites for the 2017 Christmas Tour of Homes available to visitors. Focusing on the expression of the Christmas season, all of the sites for the 2017 tours are located in the Historic District. Each day, the sites showcased are in walking distance of each other.
THURSDAYS, Dec. 7 & 14 5-8 pm
“Christmas on the Cane”
Ducournau Townhouse (circa 1860s) – 752 Front St.
This is one of two commercial structures that includes a carriage drive from the front into a rear courtyard, a feature primarily associated with the French Quarter
architecture in New Orleans. Damaged by fire, the building was renovated in the mid-20th century. Ducournau Townhouse occupies the second and third floors of the Ducournau Building. See the period holiday decorations adorning this beautifully appointed Bed and Breakfast property with a gallery facing the newly renovated Riverfront area. Access to the property is through the carriageways from Front Street to a rear stairway. (Owners are Mr. and Mrs. Rick Nowlin)
Gahagan House – 855 Washington St.
Once owned by the late Russell Gahagan, a local attorney, this home showcases
pure architectural elements, much as it did 40 years ago. Visitors will be welcomed warmly into this newest addition to the homes on tour. Whimsical decorations adorn the Gahagan House where visitors can enjoy a cup of mulled cider. (Owners are Dr. and Mrs. Bill Dickens)
Prudhomme Roquier House – (circa 1790) -446 rue Jefferson
This Save America’s Treasures property is the only known two and one-half story bousillage structure on the North American continent. Owned and operated by the Service League of Natchitoches, Inc. The Prudhomme Roquier House is available for rentals and is a perfect venue for parties and weddings. Decked out in Christmas finery appropriate to its origins, this property is a must see for those appreciating historic structures and authentic decorations.
The Natchitoches Historic Foundation bought and restored this fine example of a mid- 19th century law office, housing five generations of Cunningham lawyers for over more than 150 years. The Cunningham Law Office is decorated with period antiques and art, and houses the part of the Mildred Hart Bailey collection of Clementine Hunter paintings left to the Foundation. The office is beautifully decorated with seasonal and traditional natural materials, where docents will welcome guests with stories and information about the property. A large collection of Snow Village is on display to amaze the young and young at heart. The Mildred Hart Bailey Garden adjoins the property, making the site perfect for rental all during the yea
For more information contact the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 780 Front Street, Suite 100 or call at (318) 352-8072 or (800) 259-1714.
Discounted tickets for groups of 15 or more are available before Dec. 7.