Monday, July 26, 2010

Trepagnier House – St. Charles, Louisiana

The Trepagnier Plantation was expropriated, along with several others, by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to build the Bonnet Carre' Spillway.

Per Frances E. Johnson, the Photographer – 1938
"St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. 'The Rookery', Trepagnier House. Norco vicinity. Abandoned plantation house now occupied by Negroes."
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From the front porch view, it looks like the home of a laundress.

Additional Photos of the Trepagnier House by Lee Russell in the Library of Congress archives. FSA and WPA Photography

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post these photos of Trepagnier House, an important part of the early history of Louisiana. Clifford Rogillio