Mary Plantation House

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Mary Plantation House
Mary Plantation House upriver side.JPG
Mary Plantation House is located in Louisiana
Mary Plantation House
Nearest city Braithwaite, Louisiana
Coordinates 29°48′15″N 89°59′59″W / 29.80417°N 89.99972°W / 29.80417; -89.99972Coordinates: 29°48′15″N 89°59′59″W / 29.80417°N 89.99972°W / 29.80417; -89.99972
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1820
Architectural style French Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83000533[1]
Added to NRHP July 13, 1983

Mary Plantation House is located downriver from Braithwaite, Louisiana. It was built in 1820 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1983.

Situated on the east bank of the Mississippi River, the building is the oldest home in Plaquemines Parish. Although the early history of the location is uncertain, according to one architectural historian, a house was built on the site in about 1795, enlarged in the 1820s, and went through a number of owners. Eric Knobloch, a Tulane University botanist, and his wife bought the property in 1946, restored it, and opened it for tours. After their deaths, their heirs sold the house in 2003. It was put up for auction in 2012[2][3] and on 10 March sold for $770,000.[4]