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Hahnville in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Home Place

 
 
Home Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Renee Simpson, May 29, 2012
1. Home Place Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1790s, this French Colonial raised cottage is of West Indies bousillage construction. Owners included Labranche, Fortier, and Gaillaird. Keller family ownership since 1885. National Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1975 by St. Charles Parish Police Jury and St. Charles Bicentennial Committee in cooperation with Louisiana Tourist Division of Department of Commerce.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 29° 58.283′ N, 90° 24.353′ W. Marker is in Hahnville, Louisiana, in St. Charles Parish. Marker is on River Road (State Highway 18), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hahnville LA 70057, 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. Flagville (approx. half a mile away); L'Anse Aux Outardes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fashion Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Settlement Of The German Coast
Home Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Renee Simpson, May 29, 2012
2. Home Place Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); "Denver" (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Charles Borromeo "Little Red Church" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Saint Charles Borromeo Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hale Boggs Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hahnville.
 
Home Place (Keller Home Place) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 1, 1968
3. Home Place (Keller Home Place)
The most recent restoration has replaced the exterior staircase shown in this 1968 photograph with one inside the gallery. The 1934 photograph of the house, taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey, shows the inside staircase.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Renee Simpson of Hahnville, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Renee Simpson of Hahnville, Louisiana.   3. submitted on August 12, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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