Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Poplar Grove Plantation
The principal residence at Poplar Grove was built as the Banker's Pavilion at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition 1884-85 in New Orleans. The Victorian structure designed by architect Thomas Sully incorporated oriental motifs popular during the Aesthetic Movement period. The pavilion was moved by barge to Poplar Grove in 1886 and was the home of sugar planter Horace Wilkinson, prominent business and civic leader.
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Erected 2012 by West Baton Rouge Historical Association.
Location. 30° 29.601′ N, 91° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3142 River Road, Port Allen LA 70767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunrise (approx. 1.1 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (approx. 1.9 miles away); Southern University (approx. 2 miles away); Mississippi River (approx. 2 miles away); Scott's Bluff (approx. 2 miles away); Port Allen High School (1936-1978) / Port Allen Middle School (1979-Present) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gear from Cinclare Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Allen.
Also see . . .
1. Poplar Grove Plantation. (Submitted on January 10, 2016.)
2. Poplar Grove Plantation House. National Park Service (Submitted on January 10, 2016.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.