Kate Chopin House
Destroyed by fire, September 30, 2008
This National Historic Landmark was constructed in the early 1800s by Alexis Cloutier. This house was later the home of Kate Chopin, the renowned novelist and author of The Awakening and many Creole stories. The complex buildings did not burn, and include a restored blacksmith shop, a building that served as a doctor's office, and also houses the Bayou Folk Museum, which features among its contents many agricultural implements. One of the few things salvaged was a copy of the original book, Bayou Folk, a collection of Chopin’s short stories.