Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Poplar Grove Plantation
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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Erected 2012 by West Baton Rouge Historical Association.
Location. 30° 29.601′ N, 91° Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3142 River Road, Port Allen LA 70767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunrise (approx. 1.1 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback (approx. 1.9 miles away); Southern University (approx. 2 miles away); Scott's Bluff (approx. 2 miles away); Gear from Cinclare Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Third Parish Courthouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Port Allen Prisoner-Of-War Sub-Camp No. 7 (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Allen.
Also see . . .
1. Poplar Grove Plantation. (Submitted on January 10, 2016.)
2. Poplar Grove Plantation House. National Park Service (Submitted on January 10, 2016.)
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