Home of Dr. Victor Lehman – Image

Home of Dr. Victor Lehman - Image

Pictured is the home of Dr. Victor Lehman, who served as coroner from 1890 to 1920, one of the longest tenures in parish history. The French and Spanish Creole houses changed very little from the colonial period. The “Acadian Cottage,” as popularly known, had a steep roof which enclosed a front gallery (porch) and attic bedrooms. The stairway leading to the upstairs bedrooms was on the outside at one end of the gallery. Many of the yards were enclosed by picket fences. (Photo courtesy of the St. Charles Herald)