Woodland Plantation

21997 LA 23, West Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana


Photo taken by John Christeson in June 2017



Street View 


Woodland Plantation, though forgotten in River Road plantation tourism, remains one of the most indelible reminders of the Old South in the American psyche. Its anonymous fame has been confirmed only in the last fifteen years by local architecture historians and the Southern Comfort Corporation. Woodland is the plantation of the Currier and Ives print "Home on the Mississippi" and the label of Southern Comfort bourbon. While not on the National Register of Historic Places or a National Historic Landmark, Woodland is the symbol of the ante-bellum South and is of Register and Landmark status. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS LA-1260)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 1998
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899
Significant years
ca. 1855; 1890
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2017: New photos from John Christeson
  • August 11, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller