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Magnolia Plantation, Cotton Press-Gin, LA Route 119, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, LA

Magnolia Plantation, Cotton Press-Gin, LA Route 119, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, LA

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1988 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: The Magnolia plantation gin house contains one of only two known examples of an enclosed, wood-screw cotton press. The press is constructed of massive cypress timbers and is structurally integrated into the frame of the building. In addition, the gin house also contains a two-gin stand, a mechanical distributor, separator, condenser and dual-box hydraulic press, examples of some of the most significant technologies shaping southern cotton production in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. See HAER No. LA-11.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-106
Survey number: HABS LA-1193-A
Building/structure dates: ca. 1830 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 79001071



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Lecomet, Ambrose
LeCour Family
Continential Gin Company
Hertzog, Matthew
Cane River National Heritage Area Commission, sponsor
Morgan, Nancy I, M, sponsor
Price, Virginia Barrett, transmitter
Tulane University, School of Architecture, sponsor
Cizek, Eugene D, faculty sponsor
O'Connor, Richard, historian
Boucher, Jack E, photographer


Natchitoches (La.)31.52915, -92.94527
Google Map of 31.5291499, -92.9452683


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