Tante Marie Raymond - 325 Stewart Street

325 Steward Tante Marie Raymond

319 [currently 325] Stewart Street

Among all of the interesting locations in the entire state of Louisiana, the Freetown residence of Mary Raymond of Freetown was chosen for “Louisiana: A Guide to the State,” produced during the Depression under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

Born a slave around 1856, Mary “Tante Marie” Raymond, a French-speaking Creole widow and a school cook, furnished herself and her family with a brand-new, fashionable house, and raised and secured an education for her daughter and several grandchildren, while taking in occasional boarders.

Extract of
Freetown Creole of Color Tour

Freetown Creole of Color Tour image circuit

Presented by : Preservation Alliance of Lafayette

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