Homeplace Plantation House

Also known as: Keller Homestead
LA 18, 0.5 mi. S of Hahnville, Hahnville, Louisiana


Homeplace Plantation

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Richard Koch, Photographer October 1936 APPROACH TO HOUSE (View from East)

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Erected 1787-1791, this is an excellent example of a large French Colonial, two-story, raised cottage. The first-story walls are brick, while the second-story walls "bousillage," made of cypress timbers infilled with a clay and Spanish moss mixture. Above, a steeply pitched hip roof with dormers extends on all four sides to cover two-story galleries. The house is not open to the public. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 15, 1970

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1970
Reference number
Architectural styles
Colonial; Other architectural type; Louisiana French colonial
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Period of significance
Significant years
1787; 1791
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 1