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Gramercy in Saint James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonial Sugars Refinery

 
 
Colonial Sugars Refinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Colonial Sugars Refinery Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1895 by group of financiers from Gramercy Park, New York on a site called "Faubourg Lapin". First operated as a sugar mill to process sugar cane from Golden Grove Plantation. A refinery was built in 1902 to supply granulated sugar to the U.S. market. The company town offered housing, schools, church, store and recreation.Owned by the Cuban-American Sugar Co. for 52 years. Dr. George P. Meade, co-author of Cane Sugar Handbook, worked here for 37 years. Purchased by Savannah Foods and Ind. in 1986. First operating sugar refinery in United States to be on National Register of Historic Places.
 
Location. 30° 2.854′ N, 90° 40.8′ W. Marker is in Gramercy, Louisiana, in Saint James Parish. Marker is on East Jefferson Highway (State Highway 44) 0.1 miles east of South Willow Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Jefferson Highway, Gramercy LA 70052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Golden Grove Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gramercy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lutcher (approx. one mile away); Lutcher United Methodist Church
Colonial Sugars Refinery (Now Louisiana Sugar Refining) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Colonial Sugars Refinery (Now Louisiana Sugar Refining)
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois (approx. 4.1 miles away); "Vacherie de Grande Pointe" (approx. 4.1 miles away); Colonel Leopold L. Armant (approx. 4.4 miles away); "Le Petit Versailles" (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gramercy.
 
Also see . . .
1. Louisiana Sugar Refining website. (Submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. National Register of Historic Places data. (Submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLandmarks
 
Looking east towards old part of refinery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Looking east towards old part of refinery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017.
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