Olivier Plantation, Plantation Store, LA Highway 83, Lydia, Iberia Parish, LA
LA Highway 83, Lydia, LA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS LA-1305-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N801).
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1936 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: Although many plantation stores survive in Louisiana, the Olivier Plantation Store is significant due to several uncommon architectural features. As historians have noted, a basic store typology overwhelmingly dominates the rural Louisiana store. Typically the store is a one story wooden structure composed of a linear plan with the gable ridge running the store's length. The building usually boasts gables at each end or often a false facade. Shed additions frequently appear at the sides or rear. Most of these country oasis welcome customers with a broad front covered porch.
Olivier, Jules J.
Iberia Cypress Company, Limited
Aucoin, Aimee, Field Team
Gibson, Brooke, Field Team
Weinstein, Tara, Field Team
Aguirre, Maria, Delineator
Becnel, Stephanie, Delineator
Benson, Kristen, Delineator
Chauvin, Angele, Delineator
Colcough, Jessica, Delineator
Gehbauer, Elena, Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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