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Home > Louisiana > Melrose > Melrose Plantation, Big House, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA



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Item Title


Location
State Highway 119, Melrose, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS LA-2-69-D
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N361).
0.1997
Significance: The Big House, officially known as Melrose Historic House, was begun in 1833 by Marie Theresa Coin-Coin's grandson, Louis Metoyer, as a raised plantation house in the Louisiana French Colonial style. It consisted of two rooms of bousillage construction surrounded by a hipped gallery on four sides; the lower level was not enclosed. Louis lost the plantation in 1847, and a subsequent owner enclosed the lower level circa 1855.

Subjects
Agriculture
Ethnic Groups
Plantation Houses


Related Names
Metoyer, Louis
Metoyer, Pierre Thomas
Coin-coin, Marie Therese
Henry, John Hampton
Henry, Cammie G.
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Anskaitis, Jacqui, Delineator
Davis, Brian, Delineator
Dinkle, Alan J., Delineator
Pinkard, Elizabeth, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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