Oakland Plantation, South Pigeonnier, Route 494, Bermuda, Natchitoches Parish, LA
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Route 494, Bermuda, LA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS LA-1192-K
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-98).
Building/structure dates: 1820 initial construction
Suggested address, Rt. 494, is not verifiable in documentation.
National Register Number: 79001073
Significance: The South Pigeonnier is one of two pigeon-storage houses built in the 1820s. It is of bousillage (mud and moss between heavy timbers) construction. The first floor area includes shelves and benches for storage and repair work. The second floor contains setting and egg collection facilities. The manure was prized as flower and garden fertilizer. The birds and their eggs were eaten and considered to be great delicacies. The roof is covered in cypress shingles and is in great need of repair.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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