Kenilworth Plantation House
The Kenilworth Plantation House is the best preserved example of French Creole architecture in St. Bernard Parish. The exact date of construction is not known but it is believed it was built around 1820, though some elements of the home suggest that might have been built earlier. Nonetheless, the house exhibits several features that make it unique and a good representation of the French Creole style: verandas on each floor surrounding the entire house, collonettes (narrow columnns), rafter tails, French doors, and a rare Creole broken pitch roof. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 and is privately owned. Though not open to visitors, it can be seen through the trees along the road.
Backstory and Context
*Note: This document does not have an official title. It appears to be the text that would be included in the official National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, which has not been digitized as of early 2017.
Seebold, Herman De Bachelle. Old Louisiana Plantation Homes And Family Trees. New Orleans, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 1941.
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