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San Francisco Plantation

San Francisco Plantation House is a historic plantation house at 2646 Louisiana in Garyville, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Built in 1849–50, it is one of the most architecturally distinctive plantation houses in the American South. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974. It is now a museum and event facility. The Plantation House is located on the north bank of the Mississippi River. The house is traditionally ascribed a construction date of 1849–50, and may include elements of an older building. It was built for Edmond Marmillion, and its name is alternatively said to derive either from the city of San Francisco, then celebrated as a destination for the California Gold Rush, or from a corruption of the French phrase "son saint-frusquin", meaning "the shirt off his back", an assessment of what it cost Marmillion to build the house. The house has been restored to an 1850s appearance and is open for tours. It is also rented for special occasions. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Taken on October 15, 2018