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Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, General Store, 2 Miles South of Thibodaux on State Route 308, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, LA



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Item Title
Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, General Store, 2 Miles South of Thibodaux on State Route 308, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, LA

Location
2 Miles South of Thibodaux on State Route 308, Thibodaux, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER LA-1-K
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-12).
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1965 subsequent work
Significance: Built around 1905 by Barker-Lepine to replace an older structure that had burned, the Laurel Valley Store served the needs of plantation workers as well as others living along the bayou. Here customers could buy their weekly provisions, or waste an hour or two discussing current events. A recently erected partition divides the interior, but stores of this nature rarely made an effort to segregate sales and storage areas. In 1965 Hurricane Betsy knocked this cypress board and batten building off its brick foundation.

Subjects
Sugar Industry
General Stores


Related Names
Baker-Lepine


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View of store facing Route 308, looking NW.
2. View of front (southwest) elevation.


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