Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Hood Home Plantation
Contemplative family occupied home plantation says the antebellum period. Originally built in a dogtrot style, the house had front and back porches that were social gathering places, like most plantation homes built during the same period. The rooms inside the house had high ceilings to promote natural ventilation. The back porch and dogtrot were enclosed and three fireplaces were added during the early 1900s. The driveway along the south property line was formerly a section of road to Oak Grove known as Hood Lane.
In 1993 the home grounds were purchased and restored by local volunteers who donated it to the state for the Louisiana State Cotton Museum. The renovations were modeled after homes appearance during the early twentieth century.
Illustrations of dogtrot house in North Louisiana. The dogtrot of breezeway was perpendicular to the front porch and divides the house into two segments.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 49.086′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7162 US-65, Lake Providence LA 71254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gin Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farming By Hand (about 400 feet away); Farming With Plows (about 400 feet away); Lake Providence Confederate Monument (approx. 1˝ miles away); Soldiers' Rest (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles away); Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Providence.
Also see . . . Official Louisiana Cotton Museum website. (Submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.