City Social Magazine

MAR-APR 2018

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Exquisite. Few words are as apt when visiting Michelle and Chris Truax in their home. Even as historical houses go, their newly- purchased home is awe-inspiring due to the integrity of its architecture and significance of its rumored history, as well as the lavishness and enchanting impact of both the original and installed fixtures it boasts. Built circa 1843 as part of the Beauregard Plantation, the home still features many of its original touches, including antique doorknobs, stained-glass windows, wavy crown glass panels, cypress floors, doors and paneling that are guaranteed to make guests feel as if they've stepped backwards in time. The house also includes such pieces as a breathtaking grand staircase in the front hall, imported from LSU around 1905, hardware from the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans and much more. Significant as well as beautiful, the home's many features are complemented by the fact that it is not only one of the oldest surviving homes in Baton Rouge, but that it is believed to have served as a hospital for wounded Union soldiers during the Battle of Baton Rouge in 1862. Part of its allure for the couple, the house's history is documented in a book passed down from owner to owner through the years; in it, various to Be: How the Truax Family Their New Home By Alexis Marie Egan Photos by Brianna Beall 50

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