Evergreen Plantation (Wallace, Louisiana)
|Nearest city||LA 18, Wallace, Louisiana|
|Architectural style||Other, Greek Revival, Federal|
|NRHP Reference #||91001386|
|Added to NRHP||September 25, 1991|
|Designated NHL||April 27, 1992|
Evergreen Plantation is a plantation located on Louisiana Highway 18 near Wallace, Louisiana. The main house was constructed mostly in 1790, renovated to its current Greek Revival style in 1832, and the plantation's historical crop was sugarcane. It was an operating plantation up until about 1930, when the Depression brought about the abandonment of the house. However, it continued to produce sugar cane under the direction of the bank that owned it, and is still a working sugar cane plantation today. It was extensively restored during the 1940s, with 300,000 bricks from the demolished Uncle Sam Plantation used in the restoration.
The plantation includes 37 contributing buildings, all but eight of them antebellum, making it one of the most complete plantation complexes in the state and the South. Of great significance are the 22 slave quarters, arranged in a double row along an allée of oak trees.
Among the outbuildings are a garconnière, where young bachelors of the family or guests could stay; a pigeonnier for keeping pigeons (a sign of status among the planters); an overseer's cottage; and late 19th century barns.
Because of its quality and significance, the plantation is included among the first 26 featured sites on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992 for its rich architectural legacy. The house is open for tours every day except Sundays; tour times are at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 2:00 pm.
- Whitney Plantation Historic District, also located in Wallace
- Louisiana African American Heritage Trail
- National Register of Historic Places listings in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
- List of National Historic Landmarks in Louisiana
- Plantation complexes in the Southern United States
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Evergreen Plantation". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
- Sternberg, Mary Ann (1996). Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. p. 301. ISBN 978-0-8071-2055-2.
- Donna Fricker (May 1991), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Evergreen Plantation (pdf), National Park Service and Accompanying 14 photos, exterior and interior, from 1991. (1.46 MB)
- Christine. "Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' begins filming at the Evergreen Plantation in Louisiana on Monday – On Location Vacations". On Location Vacations. Retrieved 15 December 2015.