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Homeplace PlantationBuilt in 1790s, this French Colonial raised cottage is of West Indian type — one of the few left today. A sneak staircase from one of the rooms of the main floor to the service room is an emergency measure.

The interior is simple. Floors are of cypress, mantles of wood, but marble is used on the main floor. Homeplace features an intricate hand carved staircase of oak. The brick and stucco pillars supporting the main gallery have unfinished capitols and bases.

Homeplace during its early days had a series of owners including Gallaird, Forier and LeBranche.

The original sugar kettle, plantation bell, grits mills, well, brick walks and pigeonierre can still be seen on the grounds.

From "St. Charles Parish... A Brief Look at the Past" by Nancy Tregre Wilson, 1976

Last updated: 8/4/2010 10:58:45 AM