Raymer Historic Apartments

917 North 9th Street


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This Italianate brick villa home was constructed in 1867 by the well known Perrin Brothers Builders of Lafayette who built several homes in the area around the same time period. The first owner of the home was the noted Samuel Ramsey Seawright, a physician, whose personal life is documented among historical biographies of noteworthy men and women of the city of Lafayette. The unique ornate wrought ironwork on the exterior marks this home a worthy landmark on North 9th Street. The Ironwork was not original to the construction but was added around 1900.

Dr. Samuel Ramsey Seawright

In 2002 an extensive restoration was conducted and much of the dentil work and large brackets that make up the soffit detailwork was recrafted. Retaining walls were added at the front sidewalk in the summers of 2016-18. Restoration of the Main Entry Doors, the Metal Porch and the small porch to apartment #3 were completed in the summer of 2018.

Fencing of the large South lot provides a quiet, private setting for the tenants.
And private off street parking in the rear is a convenient feature. All apartments have central air.
Laundry machines are provided for tenant use only in the keyed entry foyer.