Poet's Corner is a neighborhood established in Baton Rouge in the 1920s. The streets are named after poets and philosophers such as Virgil, Pericles, Homer, Ovid, Pliny, Cato and Horace. Among the first residents were doctors, lawyers, and LSU professors. Tucked away west of the Perkins Road Overpass, the streets are narrow and the period houses harken back to simpler times. I'd love to own a home in this part of town. The trees are mature and the houses are quaint.
The home featured today has a unique history. It was constructed in the 1930s by the current owner's grandfather who ordered a kit from the Sears Roebuck catalog. It came by railcar, containing everything needed to erect the home except for plumbing and electricity.
Remodeled twice, they preserved the home's colors, style, and architecture. They added a master bathroom, laundry area, a fireplace, and made the den into a sunroom. The kitchen, although updated for modern amenities, looks exactly as it did when it was built. It is owned by the grandchildren of the original family to this day.
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Street sign in the neighborhood: