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Cappel Residence

Cappel Residence

This two-story residence is designed in the Classical Revival style. It features a two tiered portico supported by Corinthian columns with terra cotta capitals on brick pedestals and a circular window in the front-facing gable. It was constructed with a port cochere and second story wing above. The house was built for Dr. Marvin Cappel, a prominent medical doctor and coroner, after his marriage to Eulalie Sentell in 1921. He served in World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star. Dr. Cappel worked at Central Louisiana State Hospital, a psychiatric care facility. After his death in 1929 the house was occupied by his widow and family into the 1950s. A life insurance and finance company occupied the building in the 1970s. After a long period of vacancy, the house was recently renovated and will be used as office space.

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