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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mound Place Pigeon Cote

c. 1890

 
 
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Inscription.
Pigeonniers were built to house pigeons, a valuable source of food and fertilizer. French colonists brought the tradition of the Pigeonnier from their native country, where it is considered a status symbol. In Louisiana, plantation owners placed these decorative buildings in the landscape to enhance their plantation houses.

Pigeonniers were designed to allow the birds to roost well above the ground to protect them from predators. This pigeonnier was built at Mound Place Plantation in Tensas Parish and given to the museum in 2003.

Donated: Mrs. Patricia Curry Bagwell in honor of the Curry Family.
 
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Location. 30° 24.642′ N, 91° 6.941′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Road 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Overseer's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary

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(within shouting distance of this marker); Farquhar Steam Engine Boiler (within shouting distance of this marker); Romeville Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Bagatelle Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sick House (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.
 
Categories. AnimalsMan-Made Features
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018.
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