Restore the Roy: Work underway to transform historic home into public archive

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Work is underway to restore a 118-year-old house at the corner of Johnston Street and University Avenue.
The J. Arthur Roy House, which was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1984, is in need renovations including a heating and cooling system, structural and plumbing repairs, paint, parking and ADA compliant access.
 
A fundraising campaign, titled “Restore the Roy”, was recently launched to repair the historic building and transform it into a public archive managed by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Center for Louisiana Studies
 
Built in 1901, the Roy House is the only UL-owned property listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
The project is in its first phase on its five year plan. To learn more and to donate to the Restore the Roy campaign, click here.  
Center of Louisiana Studies faculty celebrated the start of the first phase of the renovation with a “Center Staff Serenade”: 

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