Park Improvements

Magnolia Mound Plantation
BREC's Magnolia Mound Plantation is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. This venerable landmark is unique in south Louisiana not simply because of its age, quality of restoration, or outstanding collections, but because it is still a vital part of the community. Of the 900 original land-grant acres, BREC retains 16 acres. The historic site is in various stages of design and construction.

BREC and the Friends of Magnolia Mound Plantation had several nationally recognized historic property experts examine, assess and report recommendations for improvement to the more than 200-year-old Historic House. Restoration architect Jerry M. Campbell supervised roofers, artisans and engineers that work on the project. The following improvements to the Historic House Museum are complete: installation of a new roof and HVAC system; repairs to the floors and refurbishment of all of the paint and wallpaper.   

Progress Report

July 2015

  • Visitor Center – Contractor nearly complete

September 2015

  • Visitor Center – Contractor substantially complete

January 2016

  • Visitor Center – Contractor substantially complete – BREC items underway

February 2016

  • Visitor Center – Ribbon Cutting scheduled for April 10, 2016

April 2016

  • Visitor Center – Ribbon Cutting heldfor April 10, 2016
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