Magnolia Plantation (Schriever, Louisiana) facts for kids
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|Nearest city||Schriever, Louisiana|
|Area||66 acres (27 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||83000548|
|Added to NRHP||August 4, 1983|
Magnolia Plantation, built in 1858, is a private residence located on Louisiana Highway 311, west of New Orleans and 3 miles (5 km) south of Schriever, Louisiana. The plantation was built to cultivate cotton, which was a critical part of Terrebonne Parish's antebellum economy. The plantation house is one of six surviving Greek Revival plantation houses in the parish. A portion of the film 12 Years a Slave was filmed at the plantation.
The plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
- Menn, Joseph K. The Large Slaveholders of Louisiana – 1860. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 1964.
- Stahls, Paul F., Jr. Plantation Homes of the Lafourche Country. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 1976.
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