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Seven Oaks Plantation, Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA

Seven Oaks Plantation, Westwego, Jefferson Parish, LA

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Significance: At Westwego across the river from uptown New Orleans stands one of the most impressive of Louisiana's great Greek Revival plantation mansions. Only Oak Alley in St. James Parish exceeds it in architectural merit among the surviving plantation houses which are completely surrounded by a colonnade running through two stories and with an upper gallery. But whereas Oak Alley stands beautifully restored behind its magnificent avenue of oaks in a lovely park-like setting, Seven Oaks, neglected by its railroad owners, is rapidly crumbling to ruin surrounded by huge black oil tanks and the remnants of its once beautiful oaks.
Survey number: HABS LA-1158
Building/structure dates: 1977 Demolished

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jefferson parish29.94717, -90.17954
Google Map of 29.9471665, -90.17954429999999
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