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Doullut Steamboat House


Captain Milton Doullut was a riverboat pilot who built the first steamboat house in 1875. Steamboats were a major source of cargo and passenger transportation on the Mississippi river in the 19th century. The Doullut steamboat house resembles traditional water-going steamboats with porthole-style windows, upper and lower galleries, and ironwork trim.

Fun Fact: Doullut's son built a twin steamboat house on the same street.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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