Photo, Print, Drawing Riverlake Plantation, Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA
About this Item
- Riverlake Plantation, Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Decuir, Antoine
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- - houses
- - Louisiana -- Pointe Coupee Parish -- Oscar
- - 1988 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
- - Significance: Riverlake Plantation House is situated on the site of a Spanish land grant issued to Issac Gaillard prior to 1793 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. The house and pigeonniers were constructed by Antoine DeCuir, probably at the time of his marriage to Louise Beauvais in 1823. Riverlake is a raised Creole style dwelling with typical features of this period. It is one room deep with a salle-et-chambre core and three additional bedrooms en suite. It has a full length gallery and a cabinet-loggia range in the rear. Originally, it was covered with a French Colonial broken-pitch hip roof; this was replaced with a taller "umbrella" roof ca. 1845 when DeCuir's daughter Antoinette, married and inherited the property. The house was sold to P.C. Major in 1892, after which the present mantles were installed, some windows and doors were replaced, and the kitchen-dining room extension was added to the rear. Very few plantations in Louisiana retain their original pigeonniers. The construction features of the surviving Creole-style pigeonnier precisely match those of the earliest stage of construction of the house.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-115
- - Survey number: HABS LA-1187
- - Building/structure dates: ca. 1823 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: ca. 1845 Subsequent Work
- - Building/structure dates: 19t1 Subsequent Work
- Measured Drawing(s): 19
Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS LA,39-OSC.V,3-
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, and Antoine Decuir. Riverlake Plantation, Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA. Pointe Coupee Parish Louisiana Oscar, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/la0231/.
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Historic American Buildings Survey, C. & Decuir, A. (1933) Riverlake Plantation, Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA. Pointe Coupee Parish Louisiana Oscar, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/la0231/.
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, and Antoine Decuir. Riverlake Plantation, Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/la0231/>.