• Monroe, Louisiana


    Walter Burley Griffin and Mary Mahony Griffin’s last structure to be completed in the United States, and among the last surviving examples of Prairie School residential architecture in the South. Thanks to a Save America’s Treasures Grant from the National Park Service, this landmark is on its way to being fully restored. Be a part of saving the Cooley House by contributing to our required match.

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COOLEY HOUSE

The Cooley House was designed and built for entrepreneur Gilbert Brian ‘Captain’ Cooley of Monroe, Louisiana, by internationally acclaimed architect Walter Burley Griffin. The home was designed in 1908 and built in 1925-26. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places at a level of state importance in 1986 and elevated to the level of national importance in 2010.

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Cooley House Restoration Receives Save America’s Treasures Matching Grant

The Cooley House Foundation and City of Monroe were proud to have Gov. Jon Bel Edwards join us to announce that...

Next Steps: 2022

The Cooley House Foundation will continue our work to restore this rare example of Prairie style architecture, through the help of...

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The Cooley House Foundation and the City of Monroe are partnering to restore the home and open it as a public museum.

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Your ongoing support makes restoring and preserving the Cooley House possible. Once restored, the home will be opened to the public as a museum. In addition to showcasing the home, the museum will also present exhibitions and educational programming.

The restoration, which started in 2008, is split into three phases.

  • Phase 1 Waterproofing and Code Enhancements
  • Phase 2 Restoration
  • Phase 3 Enhancements

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