Birth Name: Scholastique Melanie Picou
Born: July 25, 1796
Married: Agricole Breaux, a local landholder
This Acadian woman founded the Village of Breaux
Bridge, Louisiana, August 5, 1829, when she was 33 years old. By then Agricole’s widow, she personally drew up detailed plans for the village, plans which included his bridge, streets, and a school; then she sold plots of land.
Scholastique had five children by her first husband; she later remarried and had two more children. She has many descendants, and they and other town residents were responsible for commissioning her statue.
Sculptor: Celia Guilbeau Soper (great-great-grand-daughter of Scholastique)
Installation Date: 1997
Location: City Park, at the NE corner of the intersection of Berard and Martin Streets, Beaux Bridge, Louisiana
Date of Photos: Feb. 27, 2010