Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana)

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Oakland Plantation House
Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana)
Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana) is located in the US
Oakland Plantation House (Gurley, Louisiana)
Nearest city Gurley, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°52′17.62″N 91°8′39.92″W / 30.8715611°N 91.1444222°W / 30.8715611; -91.1444222Coordinates: 30°52′17.62″N 91°8′39.92″W / 30.8715611°N 91.1444222°W / 30.8715611; -91.1444222
Built 1827
Architect Thomas W. Scott
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference #

80001720

[1]
Added to NRHP October 3, 1980

Oakland Plantation House is in Gurley, Louisiana. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

The house was built by Judge Thomas W. Scott in 1827. It has a wide front gallery, and the entrance is highlighted by two large double doors. Inside there are plank ceilings, Federal period woodwork, beaded board walls, and molded Adam style mantels.[2]

Judge Scott's son-in-law, Iveson Greene Gayden, named the house after his Mississippi alma mater, Oakland College.[3]

The house fell into disrepair until it was bought in 1976 by an attorney, William Hutchinson McClendon III, and his wife, Eugenia Slaughter, who have fully restored Oakland Plantation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Butler, Anne, ed. (2009). The Pelican Guide to Plantation Homes of Louisiana, p. 127. Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  3. ^ a b Malone, Lee and Paul (1989). The Majesty of the Felicianas, p. 59. Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.