Homeplace Plantation House

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Homeplace Plantation House
Homeplace Plantation, River Road, Hahnville (St. Charles Parish, Louisiana).jpg
Homeplace Plantation in 1940
Homeplace Plantation House is located in Louisiana
Homeplace Plantation House
Nearest city Hahnville, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°58′16″N 90°24′27″W / 29.971057°N 90.407583°W / 29.971057; -90.407583Coordinates: 29°58′16″N 90°24′27″W / 29.971057°N 90.407583°W / 29.971057; -90.407583
Built 1787
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000842
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 15, 1970[1]
Designated NHL April 15, 1970[2]

Homeplace Plantation House, also known as Keller Homestead, is a National Historic Landmark in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

Erected 1787-1791, this is an excellent example of a large French Colonial, two-story, raised cottage. The first-story walls are brick, while the second-story walls made of cypress timbers infilled with a clay and Spanish moss mixture. Above, a steeply pitched hip roof with dormers extends on all four sides to cover two-story galleries. The house is not open to the public.

The unoccupied house continues to deteriorate. One elderly owner (93 years old) reports he is not able to do critical maintenance and repairs.

Hurricane Katrina broke windows, damaged roof on house and pigeonaire.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.[2][3]

It is located on Louisiana Highway 18, .5 mile south from Hahnville, Louisiana, Post Office.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Homeplace Plantation House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  3. ^ Patricia Heintzelman (July 14, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Homeplace Plantation House / Homeplace Plantation House (Keller Homestead) PDF (441 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 photos, exterior, from 1975. PDF (1.14 MB)