“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plaisance in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Plaisance School

Plaisance School Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2017
1. Plaisance School Marker
Plaisance School was built in 1921 at a total cost of $4,500.00. Funds for construction were donated by Julius Rosenwald Fund - $1,200.00; the Plaisance black community - $3,100.00; and the St. Landry parish school authorities and the white community - $100.00 each. The building housed 160 students in grades one through eight. It expanded to a high school in 1946. The building has played a vital role in the community, not only as an educational center, but also as a general meeting center for the citizens of the Plaisance community. This is the only known Rosenwald school in Louisiana in its original location and currently used for educational purposes. On August 23, 2004, this building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools series list.
Location. 30° 37.111′ N, 92° 7.982′ W. Marker is in Plaisance, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish.
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Marker is on U.S. 167 west of Durio Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3283 US-167, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mark Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Patriots of the Opelousas Militia (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ben Burg House / Lucien Dupré House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Martin Furniture Works (approx. 4.3 miles away); Camellia Cove - Jean Baptiste Jacquard House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Jacob Bogard House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Paradis House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lastrapes Meat Market (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Plaisance School and Marker image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2017
2. Plaisance School and Marker
Plaisance School image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2017
3. Plaisance School
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2017.

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