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Bocage Plantation, Darrow

Bocage Plantation is a historic plantation in Darrow, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, about 25 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. The plantation house was constructed in 1837 in Greek Revival style with Creole influences, especially in the floorplan. Established in 1801, the plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 20, 1991.HistoryBocage Plantation was established in January 1801, 5 years after Étienne de Boré proved that sugarcane cultivation could be profitable in southern Louisiana and 2 years before the Louisiana Purchase. It was a wedding gift from St. James Parish planter Marius Pons Bringier to his eldest daughter, 14-year-old Francoise "Fanny" Bringier, on the occasion of her marriage to 34-year-old Parisian bon vivant Christophe Colomb.The original house, built in 1801 and destroyed by fire in or before 1837, was a "raised Creole house—brick on the first floor supporting a heavy-timber frame above". At first, it was thought that this house was at the same site as, and the basis for, the current house, until, "during the process, the bases of four symmetrically placed chimneys surrounded by charred remains and fragments of brick and broken glass, were discovered buried about 40 feet behind the house."
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  • This place is what you would say a show off home.Everything is top of the line.Great tour!Great place for picture taking.  more »
  • When you travel the Great River Road from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, you are awed by the number of magnificent antebellum plantation houses located on both sides of the Mississippi River. One of the ...  more »

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