Possibly the cutest air bnb we’ve stayed in, a little sharecroppers shack on the Destrehan Plantation. One of the oldest homes in Louisiana, Destrehan Plantation was constructed beginning in 1787 and completed in 1790, during the period of Spanish rule. Robert Antoine Robin de Logny contracted with Charles Pacquet, a mulatto carpenter, to build a raised house in the West Indies or Creole style, with outbuildings to support his indigo plantation. Pacquet was given the use of six slaves to construct the home. When the work was completed, Charles Pacquet received the following remuneration: "one brute negro," a cow and a calf, 100 bushels each of corn and rice, and $100 in cash.The building contract, still on file at the St. Charles Parish courthouse in Hahnville, makes the Destrehan Plantation house the oldest documented house in the lower Mississippi River Valley.
Destrehan Plantation was used as a location in the following feature films:
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Portions of Beyoncé's Lemonade (Beyoncé album) film were filmed at Destrehan Plantation (2016)
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