709 E Scenic Dr
Built circa1840 on 160 foot frontage
The Legendre House. This nicely proportioned story-and-a-half frame dwelling has an inset gallery with square columns that carry a stylized entablature. It is adorned with a cast-iron balustrade. False jibs under nine-over-nine windows on facade. It was restored in 1947 by Curtis C. Walther as a Colonial Revival style home that was typical on Louisiana plantations having a wide clapboard exterior, with tall windows, shutters and wide galleries. The picturesque carriage house survives. A service ell with an inset gallery was moved to back of the property. A white picket fence fronts the property.
Historic Note: Edward Connery, a New Orleans ship chandler, was a prior owner who brought electricity into the house, making it the first home to have lighting in Pass Christian. Also, he had built one of the early artesian wells in the Pass.
A former owner was Dr. G.N. Smith.