Many barns in Louisiana were built of cypress.
Most were of simple pole construction. Four
rows of poles were set into the ground and the
frame attached to these poles. The roof was
made of tin. The barn usually had a loft for
storing hay and cotton. A breezeway ran the
full length of the barn for cooling. Animal stalls
and feed rooms were on each side of the breeze
way. Many farmers built lean-tos on the outside
of the barn to store tools and farm equipment.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
Location. 32° 49.044′ N, 91° 12.569′ W. Marker is in Lake Providence, Louisiana, in East Carroll Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farming By Hand (here, next to this marker); Farming With Plows (a few steps from this marker); Gin Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood Home Plantation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Providence Confederate Monument (approx. 1˝ miles away); Soldiers' Rest (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Providence.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana State Cotton Museum.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.