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Destrehan Plantation, River Road, Destrehan, St. Charles Parish, LA



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Location
River Road, Destrehan, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS LA-1212
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-60).
Building/structure dates: 1787 initial construction
National Register Number: 73002132
0.199
Significance: In 1782, a wealthy and influential French immigrant, Robert Antoine de Logny, bought the site of the plantation from his father-in-law Mathurin Dreaux. Five years later de Logny commissioned a free man of color, Charles, to build the manor. Upon completion of the house in April 22, 1790, master craftsman Charles received a cow, a calf, a slave, rice, corn, and a hundred piastres as agreed in the contract. Built in the French Colonial tradition, the house consisted of the existing pitched roof and chimneys. Surrounding the balconies were short, colonial style wooden columns for support.

Related Names
Santos, Javier, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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