Kent Plantation House, 1800
AboutThis French and Spanish style raised cottage is an excellent example of French Colonial plantation architecture and is one of the oldest structure still standing in central Louisiana.
The piers, elevating the house high above the ground, are of handmade brick. Slave-made brick and bousillage (a mixture of mud, moss, and deer hair) form the lime-washed walls. Two original galleries (connecting wings, added in 1840) provide vistas of the parterre garden, Bayou Rapides and an operational sugarhouse.
National Register of Historic Places
Parlor Collection Accredited NSCDA Museum Properties
DirectionsFrom I-49 Exit 86 South. Turn right at the first traffic light,
on to Bayou Rapides Rd. Kent Plantation House is 2 blocks down on the left.