Madewood Plantation House

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Madewood Plantation House
Madewood house.jpg
Front of the house
Madewood Plantation House is located in Louisiana
Madewood Plantation House
Nearest city Napoleonville, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°55′33″N 90°59′39″W / 29.92583°N 90.99417°W / 29.92583; -90.99417Coordinates: 29°55′33″N 90°59′39″W / 29.92583°N 90.99417°W / 29.92583; -90.99417
Built 1845
Architect Howard,Henry
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000860
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 30, 1973[1]
Designated NHL May 4, 1983[2]
Historical marker at Madewood

Madewood Plantation House, also known as Madewood, is a National Historic Landmark in Napoleonville, Louisiana, USA. Built for the Pugh family in 1845 and designed by architect Henry Howard, the house was originally part of a sugar plantation.[2][3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1983.[2][4]

Madewood was featured in the movies, A Woman Called Moses with Cicely Tyson, and Sister, Sister starring Eric Stoltz and Jennifer Jason Leigh.[5]

In 2007 it was reported to be an intended site of filming for Clinton Kelly's Mind Your Manners for TLC, The Learning Channel.

Today it is run as a tourist attraction and a bed and breakfast.[5]

It is located approximately two miles east of Napoleonville on Louisiana Highway 308.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Madewood Plantation House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  3. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "Madewood Plantation House Historical Marker". 
  4. ^ Polly Ann Matherly (March 30, 1979). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Madewood Plantation House PDF (425 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 19. PDF (1.90 MB)
  5. ^ a b Louisiana B&B Listing

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