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

Pigeonnier

(Dovecote)

 

—Circa 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 circa 1890 on Mound Place Plantation in Tensas Parish.
 
Erected by Mrs. Patricia Curry Bagwell in honor of the Curry Family.
 
Location. 30° 24.674′ N, 91° 6.889′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the LSU Rural Life Museum complex. 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. Dog-Trot House (a few steps from this marker); Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Stoker Barn (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Stoner/Athens Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Uncle Jack (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Germain Bergeron House (about 500 feet away); The Hill Memorial Library Columns (about 500 feet away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. AnimalsAntebellum South, USHorticulture & Forestry
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2015. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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