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Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rienzi Plantation House

 
 
Rienzi Plantation House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Rienzi Plantation House Marker
Inscription. This house is believed to have been built by William Fields or Henry Johnson between 1815 and 1835 Johnson eventually purchased several small tracts to form the huge sugar-producing plantation. Other significant owners were Henry Schuyler Thibodaux, Juan Egana, Thomas Bibb, Richard Allen and eventually J.B. Levert. In 2004 J.B. Levert Land Co. donated the house to Nicholls State University. The lower floor was once open and was used for sheltering horses and carriages. The interior features a cross-shaped hall and carved woodwork. The name is derived from a 14th century Italian patriot.
 
Erected by the Lorio Foundation and the Lafourche Heritage Society.
 
Location. 29° 47.955′ N, 90° 48.804′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on East Bayou Road (State Highway 308) 0.1 miles from Rienzi Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 East Bayou Road, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Mount Carmel Academy (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph Cemetery (approx. mile away); Our Confederate Dead
Rienzi Plantation House (Private home now) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Rienzi Plantation House (Private home now)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The St. Joseph Cemetery Calvary-Grotto Shrine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lafourche Parish Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Joseph Co-Cathedral (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on House. (Submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Buildings
 
The view west on State Route 308 from plantation. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. The view west on State Route 308 from plantation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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