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Saint Joseph Plantation, 3421 State Route 18, Vacherie, St. James Parish, LA



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Location
3421 State Route 18, Vacherie, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS LA-1268
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N365).
0.1997
Significance: Located along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, survived the Civil War and crop failure to prosper into the present day. Construction on the main house is speculated to have begun in 1820 by Dr. Cazimir Bernard Mericq, the original owner of the land that is now St. Joseph. The exact date and original style remain a mystery. According to speculation, the building contained service functions on the ground floor with the living quarters, 4 rooms and a large hall, raised above...

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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