Ashland aka Belle Helene, Geismar, Louisiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 30° 10.533 W 090° 59.850
15R E 692815 N 3339932
Quick Description: Located at Hwy. 75 and Ashland Geismar, Louisiana NO ADMITTANCE.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2008 12:02:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM4FEZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 66

Long Description:
The Ashland Plantation. Also known as Belle Helene. Now owned by the Shell Oil Company. Plantation home is boarded up on 3 sides and fenced in. NO ADMITTANCE. According to sign, Shell Oil Company is "preserving" the home and grounds. IN MY OPINION Looks the same as it has for 15 years, except the grass is cut and the weeds and overgrowth has been removed and outside painted. It is a waste.
I have been told that the Stairway scenes from the movie "Gone With The Wind" were patterened after the stairways in this plantation house.
Street address:
Geismar, LA. USA

County / Borough / Parish: Ascension Parish

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use (what a waste)

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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