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Home > Louisiana > Thibodaux > Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, School House, 2 miles South of Thibodaux on State Route 308, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, LA



B&W Photos
View Of North Elevation.
HB502814
View Of North Elevation.
View Of School Teacher
HB502815
View Of School Teacher's House With Live-oak Tree In Front Yard.


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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-L
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1952
Building/structure dates: 1965 subsequent work
Significance: Built around 1906 by Barker-Lepine, this building served the educational needs of the plantation children until its closing in 1952. The structure follows and open construction, with a perimeter gallery and a modified hip-gabled tin roof that creates a four sided porch along the sides. At one time there was a chimney of pipe and brick for a cast-iron stove, In 1965, Hurricane Betsy knocked the cypress board & batten building off its brick footings.

Subjects
Sugar Industry
Schools


Related Names
Barker-Lepine


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View of north elevation.
2. View of school teacher's house with live-oak tree in front yard.


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