Restoration of the Cooley House began with the roof in July of 2008, and continues today. Once restored, the home will be opened to the public.
The Cooley House is one of several historic homes, including the Masur Museum of Art and Layton Castle, along South Grand Street. This rare example of Prairie style architecture contributes to the cultural corridor along the Ouachita River from The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, past the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum, and south to the Masur Museum of Art.
Restoration of the roof was carried out with the support of the Division of Historic Preservation, Office of Cultural Development, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior. Restoration of this property, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has been funded with the assistance of a matching grant-in-aid from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.