Plaisance in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 30° 37.111′ N, 92° 7.982′ W. Marker is in Plaisance, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayou Courtableau (approx. 4.7 miles away); Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church Lt. Fr. Joseph "Verbis" Lafleur (approx. 6.1 miles away); St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); St. Landry Catholic Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Opelousas Catholic School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Opelousas (approx. 6.6 miles away).
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2017.