Edwin Epps House

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This single-story Creole cottage was built in 1852 for the Edwin Epps family. It was located on Bayou Boeuf near Holmesville but was relocated to Bunkie, LA in 1976. In 1999 the house was moved to the LSUA campus (where the Oakland plantation once stood) for reconstruction. Edwin Epps, a smaller plantation owner, had a slave, Solomon Northup, who was the author of famous slave narrative "Twelve Years a Slave." Solomon Northup's Gateway to Freedom tours are now freely available at the Epps House. Tours feature an exhibit that includes a dedicated room for Northup's story and other rooms that focus on plantation life during that era. Various artifacts and folk art are also on display. (Photo by Jason Night)