Poplar Grove Plantation

Poplar Grove Plantation (HM1QFW)

Location: Port Allen, LA 70767 West Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 29.601', W 91° 12.232'

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The principal residence at Poplar Grove was built as the Banker's Pavilion at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition 1884-85 in New Orleans. The Victorian structure designed by architect Thomas Sully incorporated oriental motifs popular during the Aesthetic Movement period. The pavilion was moved by barge to Poplar Grove in 1886 and was the home of sugar planter Horace Wilkinson, prominent business and civic leader.
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James McCalop established Poplar Grove as a sugar plantation in the 1820s by combining several smaller tracts of land. Joseph L. Harris acquired Poplar Grove in 1885. Horace Wilkinson managed the plantation for Harris and purchased Poplar Grove in 1903. Originally 1,438 acres, the plantation was a thriving agricultural operation with its own sugar mill, workers' quarter, church, railroad, mule and hay barns, corn crib, and commissary. The mill, which produced raw sugar and molasses, operated until 1973.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByWest Baton Rouge Historical Association
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Date Added Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 672383 N 3374825
Decimal Degrees30.49335000, -91.20386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.601', W 91° 12.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 36.06" N, 91° 12' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3122 River Rd, Port Allen LA 70767, US
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