• Monroe, Louisiana


    Walter Burley 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.

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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 a level of national importance in 2010.

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Next Steps: 2021

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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Although 2020 had everyone social distancing, the Cooley House Foundation got to work with major projects.  This was made possible by...

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

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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 to view and appreciate this rare Prairie style landmark.

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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