Belle Alliance Plantation, 7244 Highway 308 South, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, LA
1998 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: Located on the east bank of Bayou Lafourche in Assumption Parish, about five miles out of Donaldsonville, Louisiana on Highway 308, is Belle Alliance Plantation. Originally this 7,000 acre plot was a grant to Don Juan Vives, a physician and military officers of the Spanish government. Vives took part in the 1779 expedition against the British in Baton Rouge which was led by Spanish Governor Don Bernardo Galvez. Vives received the Bayou Lafourche land grant and was knighted by the Spanish king. This settlement became known as Valenzuela during Spain's long occupation of Louisiana, and was a Spanish military outpost.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N710
Survey number: HABS LA-1272