Photo, Print, Drawing Palo Alto Plantation House, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA
About this Item
- Palo Alto Plantation House, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Ayraud, Pierre Oscar
- Edwards, Jay D, faculty sponsor
- Louisiana State University, F.B. Kniffen Cultural Resources Lab, sponsor
- Miller, Max, delineator
- Su, Zhitao, delineator
- Breaux, Melony, delineator
- Audler, Charles, delineator
- Steel, Kim, delineator
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - plantation houses
- - domestic life
- - Louisiana -- Ascension Parish -- Donaldsonville
- - 2003 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
- - Significance: Palo Alto is an Anglo-Creole type Louisiana plantation cottage decorated in Greek Revival style. Its name commemorates a famous battle in the Mexican War, May 8, 1846. The house was probably constructed by Pierre Oscar Ayraud between 1852 and 1860. On stylistic grounds it is believed that it may have been designed by prominent Louisiana architect James H. Dakin (1806-1852). In 1860 the plantation was mortgaged to Jacob Lemann (1809-1887), a German immigrant to Louisiana who arrived in 1836. He was, by 1840, a successful merchant in Donaldsonville. The property passed to Jacob's ownership in 1867, following the Civil War.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N924
- - Survey number: HABS LA-1321
- - Building/structure dates: ca. 1852- ca. 1860 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: after. 1950- before. 1960 Subsequent Work
- Measured Drawing(s): 10
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS LA-1321
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Measured Drawing(s): 10
- Audler, Charles
- Ayraud, Pierre Oscar
- Breaux, Melony
- Edwards, Jay D
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- Louisiana State University, F. Kniffen Cultural Resources Lab
- Miller, Max
- Steel, Kim
- Su, Zhitao
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Pierre Oscar Ayraud, Jay D Edwards, F.B. Kniffen Cultural Resources Lab Louisiana State University, Max Miller, Zhitao Su, Melony Breaux, Charles Audler, and Kim Steel. Palo Alto Plantation House, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Ascension Parish Donaldsonville Louisiana, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/la0460/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Ayraud, P. O., Edwards, J. D., Louisiana State University, F. B. K. C. R. L., Miller, M., Su, Z. [...] Steel, K. (1933) Palo Alto Plantation House, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Ascension Parish Donaldsonville Louisiana, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/la0460/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Palo Alto Plantation House, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/la0460/>.