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Roy House

To gain more visibility and accessibility, the Center for Louisiana Studies plans to move into into new quarters:  the J. Arthur Roy House. 

Built at the turn of the 20th century by J. Arthur Roy, a prominent Lafayette landowner, businessman, and an early supporter of the University, the Roy House is the only UL Lafayette property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An architectural treasure, it is prominently located at the corner of Johnston Street and University Avenue.

The Roy House needs substantial renovations to turn it into a welcoming home for the Center, including interior updates, a heating and cooling system, structural and plumbing repairs, and a new coat of paint.

To support our efforts to raise the necessary funds to restore this beautiful and historical structure, and to give CLS a new home, tax-deductible donations may be made at this link:

If you would like to make a contribution by check, please direction your to donation to: 
Dr. Josh Caffery, Director
Center for Louisiana Studies
P. O. Box 43558
Lafayette, LA 70504

Checks should be made payable to the UL Lafayette Foundation, with "Roy House" noted in the memo line.

For more information about how you can be involved in this effort, please contact CLS Director Dr. Josh Caffery at or by calling 337-482-6027.