Lyon's-Stelly Home c. 1900

Come and enjoy Vernon Parish, Louisiana's Legend Country.

The Benson H. Lyons House (c. 1900) is a large Queen Anne Revival style residence with prominent Eastlake features. The double wraparound gallery that outlines three sides of the home is bedecked with elaborate woodwork which makes this one of the most pretentious homes in Vernon Parish. According to tradition, the Lyons House was built in 1890 by Dr. E.E. Smart (founder of Leesville), for his daughter Lula and her husband, Benson H. Lyons. Mr. Lyons served as Vernon Parish Sheriff and was a successful lumberman. Mr. and Mrs. Lyonsdonated land for churches and schools and were involved in many other civic endeavors. In 2003, the home was purchased by LaFonda Stelly, and serious restoration was begun. In 2004 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

203 South 1st St.