Enterprise Plantation

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Enterprise Plantation
Enterprise Plantation is located in Louisiana
Enterprise Plantation
Enterprise Plantation is located in the United States
Enterprise Plantation
LocationAbout 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Jeanerette, off US 90
Nearest cityJeanerette, Louisiana
Coordinates29°54′28″N 91°43′19″W / 29.90778°N 91.72194°W / 29.90778; -91.72194Coordinates: 29°54′28″N 91°43′19″W / 29.90778°N 91.72194°W / 29.90778; -91.72194
Area1,650 acres (670 ha)
NRHP reference #75000848[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 17, 1975

Enterprise Plantation is located about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Jeanerette, Louisiana, off US 90. It was built in 1835 and its 1,650 acres (670 ha) area, comprising the plantation house and several other historic buildings, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 17, 1975.[1]

Simeon Patout, an immigrant from a family of vintners from Usay, France, built the house with plans to grow grapes. The conditions were unfavorable for that, so he began sugar production instead. Although he died from yellow fever in 1847, his family has continued to own and operate the sugar farm. The sugar facility is now known as M.A. Patout & Son, Ltd. Member of the family occupy Enterprise Plantation.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Butler, Anne (2009). The Pelican Guide to Plantation Homes of Louisiana. Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Co. p. 72.
  3. ^ "Enterprise Plantation" (PDF). State of Louisiana's Division of Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 14, 2018. with a photo and a map
  4. ^ Hester B. Patout (March 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination Form: Enterprise Plantation". National Park Service. Retrieved June 14, 2018. With four photos from 1973.