Highlands/Perkins in Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Commissary was originally built in 1850 as an extension to an older building at Welham Plantation that acted as a port for shipping and receiving supplies along the Mississippi River. This building was constructed in the Classical Revival architectural style with briquette-entre-poteaux additions.
The commissary was first used as a storehouse for the plantation. Around 1900 it became a general store and post office that served, not only the plantation population, but also the surrounding community. It was moved to the Rural Life Museum in 1972.
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Donated: L. Keller and Company
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 27.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 24.659′ N, 91° 6.941′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is in Highlands/Perkins. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Road 3064) south of Interstate
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Romeville Post Office (here, next to this marker); Farquhar Steam Engine Boiler (a few steps from this marker); Mound Place Pigeon Cote (within shouting distance of this marker); Ship's Bell... (within shouting distance of this marker); Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Overseer's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2018.