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Crowley home added to National Register of Historic Places

Posted at 4:45 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 18:17:40-04

A Crowley home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The David L. and Jeanerette Ross May House on N. Western Avenue is recognized because of the notoriety of its former owners.

Mr. and Mrs. May were prominent African-Americans citizens of Crowley who were involved in civic, educational, and religious organizations for many years.

In 1980, the Mays were recognized by the Crowley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture as Outstanding Citizens of the Year.

Mr. Henry Clement is the current owner and occupant of the home. As a boy, he was taught piano in the home by Mrs. Jeanerette May.

In 1970, Mr. Clement's career in education and music took him to Oakland, California. He kept his promise to return to Crowley and purchase the May home.

His goal was to restore and preserve it as a symbol of the importance of education, pride and dignity, and as a reminder of the contribution of David and Jeanerette Ross May.

The home is located at 576 N. Western Avenue.