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3.  Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 SOUTH ELEVATION (FRONT) - Melrose Plantation, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

3. Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 SOUTH ELEVATION (FRONT) - Melrose Plantation, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

Interior view of "Lyle's Cabin" or Yucca House at Melrose Plantation :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Interior view of "Lyle's Cabin" or Yucca House at Melrose Plantation :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose plantation home near Natchitoches Louisiana circa 1950s :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose plantation home near Natchitoches Louisiana circa :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose Plantation — home to outsider artist Clementine Hunter | Detour Art,3533 Highway 19 Melrose, LA 318-379-0055 http://www.natchitoches.net/melrose Artwork of Clementine Hunter

An African-style built storage house; produce and enslaved prisoner. Building from Melrose Plantation where Louisiana Artist Clementin Hunter lived for much of her life.

- Melrose Plantation, Slave Hospital, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

- Melrose Plantation, Slave Hospital, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

Melrose plantation home in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose plantation home in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

- Melrose Plantation, Slave Hospital, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

- Melrose Plantation, Slave Hospital, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

HISTORY — Melrose Plantation

From a Few Humble Acres: The Many Incarnations of Melrose Plantation

Melrose Plantation Natchitoches, Louisiana

first plantation owned by freed slave

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old home with mud walls built by mulattoes, now a part of the John Henry cotton plantation. It was the original plantation house built and owned by Augustin Metoyier and called Yucca Plantation (from Spanish). Later, when big house was built, it was used as a slave hospital. Built in 1824

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old home with mud walls built by mulattoes, now a part of the John Henry cotton plantation. It was the original plantation house built and owned by Augustin Metoyier and called Yucca Plantation (from Spanish). Later, when big house was built, it was used as a slave hospital. Built in 1824

12) Artist: Clementine Hunter Title: Melrose main house

12) Artist: Clementine Hunter Title: Melrose main house

Melrose plantation home in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose plantation home in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose-1854  Melrose Plantation - Main House Construction 1833

One thing that makes this plantation so unique was that it was built by and for free people of color, and it is one of the largest plantations in the United States to do so.

Melrose plantation home in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose plantation home in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

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