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Cooley House Lecture

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Mar 30th, 2015


Floor tiles and light fixtures took center stage at a recent installation of the Cooley House Lecture Series, a regular presentation of the Cooley House Foundation. The organization seeks to raise funds for the W.B. Griffin House.

During the lecture, Louisiana Tech architecture professor Guy Carwile educated and delighted more than three dozen attendees with a lecture about the intricate details of the home’s original cork floors. Also, Carwile presented dozens of renderings of light fixtures and wooden elements of the historic property, which was built in the 1920s. The W.B. Griffin House is owned by the city of Monroe, and the foundation is working to raise awareness of the home’s significance, while also seeking funds for its restoration and ultimate conversion into a museum.