Ormond Plantation in Destrehan, 1790 was many years ago..........

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Ormond Plantation in Destrehan, Early West Indes Style Plantation 1790!

Ormond Plantation in Destrehan

    Ormond Plantation  was completed shortly before 1790 and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. d'Trepagnier and their children. d'Trepagnier began growing indigo, and then sugar cane, and the Plantation began to prosper.  At the time Louisiana was under Spanish Rule.  It has been owned by a lot of different families over its 220 year history.

    The house is built in the "Louisiana Colonial" style for plantations, which is modeled after the great sugar plantations of the West Indies.  It is on the Mississippi River upriver from New Orleans in Destrehan in St. Charles Parish.  The levee did not exist  in those days so the Mississippi River was in the front yard.  The plantations were built on high ground and when the river did overflow the water went into the swamp which is behind the plantation.

 

Ormond Plantation by the Mississippi River

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Don Eichler
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Beautiful home and story but the river does look very close.

Oct 15, 2010 03:23 PM #1
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Eric Bouler
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Its across the Street. Its called River Road.

Oct 15, 2010 04:03 PM #2
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you should add how much money they make every year!!!!!!!!!!

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