Single-Pen Slave Cabin
This cabin from Welham Plantation is furnished in the fashion of a tenant farmer's or sharecropper's dwelling. Although the furnishings are simple and rustic, the post-bellum plantation worker was the least able to make, purchase, or barter for basic items such as: beds, mattresses, lanterns, etc. One item common to cabins of both periods is the curtain hung from the window and the doorway. The wind-blown cloth is believed to ward off evil spirits.
Donated: L. Keller and Company
Caption: Welham Single-Pen Cabin shortly after move to museum in 1971.
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 44.)
Location. 30° 24.644′ N, 91° 6.897′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Road 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (a few steps from this marker); Single Pen Slave Cabin (a few steps from
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018.