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Judge Jean-Louis LaBranche Plantation

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Ormond Plantation by Father Joseph Paret

Fr. Paret’s Watercolors & Journal – 1859

At the time of discovery of the Paret watercolors, in a proposal to publish the 1859 paintings, Louisiana State University (LSU) Art Museum Director Pat Bacot said the Paret paintings were “the most important single group of landscape paintings done before the Civil War... Read More

Jefferson Document

The Louisiana Purchase – 1803

President Thomas Jefferson signed what is now referred to as the Jefferson Document appointing four men to the legislative council. One of the four was Jean-Nöel Destrehan of the German Coast. These men were carefully selected and charged with the task of planning the new provisional... Read More

Gravesite of Jean Baptist LaBranche and Eusebe LaBranche in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. (Jean—Ne’le 3 Mai 1777, de’ce’de’ le 27 Juillet 1837) (Eusebe LaBranche—Ne’le 8 Avril 1815, de’ce’de’ le 18 Nov. 1845)

LaBranche (Esperanza)

LaBranche Plantation was established in 1765 on the site of present-day Esperanza by descendents of Johan Zweig who is listed in the 1724 census. Esperanza Plantation is presently owned by Judge Edward A. Dufresne and is the oldest, continuously operating plantation... Read More

Jean-Noël d’Estréhan de Beaupre (1759–1823). (Source: Louisiana Portraits, courtesy of Marguerite Larue de la Houssaye)


On January 3, 1787, de Logny contracted with the free mulatto Charles to build his house on this property, now known as Destrehan Plantation. The plantation is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest documented plantation house left intact in the... Read More

Ormond Plantation.


Ormond Plantation in Destrehan was built prior to 1790 and is believed to be one of the oldest French West Indies style Creole plantations on the Mississippi River. Pierre Trépagnier built the original plantation after having received the land from Louisiana’s Spanish Governor Bernardo de Galvez... Read More

Home Place Plantation, River Road, Hahnville was built in 1790. (Courtesy of Gene Yoes)

Home Place

Many believe that Charles, the same free mulatto who built de Logny’s plantation (Destrehan), also built Home Place Plantation in present-day Hahnville in about 1791 for Pierre Gaillard. The Fortier family contends Home Place was built by their family after receiving a Spanish... Read More

Paintings of the 1811 Slave Revolt by artist Lorraine Gendron

1811 Slave Revolt

It is noteworthy that the 1811 uprising in Orleans Territory was in a sense a direct continuation, on the American mainland, of the uprising in St. Domingue. This is because refugee slave owners and imported slaves from St. Domingue took an active part on opposite sides in the 1811 revolt... Read More