Historic Structures

Pictures 1 Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana View of cane-cutting machine 1979
View of cane-cutting machine 1979

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Looking NW at water tower with mill pond and pump house in right center foreground; fuel oil storage tank in right background 1906
Looking NW at water tower with mill pond and pump house in right center foreground; fuel oil storage tank in right background 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Looking East at water tower showing corn grinding shed to the left and mule barn to the rear 1906
Looking East at water tower showing corn grinding shed to the left and mule barn to the rear 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Taken from top of water tower looking East showing mule barn and yard 1906
Taken from top of water tower looking East showing mule barn and yard 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Mule barn looking north with windpump in foreground. 1906
Mule barn looking north with windpump in foreground. 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Taken from top of water tower of fields west of mill complex. These were known as the wop fields because they were tended by Italian workers; corn grinding shed is the building in lower right of photograph and fuel oil storage tank is to the right 1906
Taken from top of water tower of fields west of mill complex. These were known as the wop fields because they were tended by Italian workers; corn grinding shed is the building in lower right of photograph and fuel oil storage tank is to the right 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Looking SE showing blacksmith shop, mill pond and row of Creole style workers housing on other side of mill pond 1906
Looking SE showing blacksmith shop, mill pond and row of Creole style workers housing on other side of mill pond 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Looking South over mill pond showing row of Creole workers houses in background 1906
Looking South over mill pond showing row of Creole workers houses in background 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Taken from top of water tower looking South showing cooperage with workers village in background 1906
Taken from top of water tower looking South showing cooperage with workers village in background 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Taken from top of water tower looking SW showing cooperage shed and row of workers houses 1906
Taken from top of water tower looking SW showing cooperage shed and row of workers houses 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Taken at front of plantation along Bayou Lafourche showing steam powered pile driver driving piles for unidentified building foundation; building in background is Baptist church for black workers 1906
Taken at front of plantation along Bayou Lafourche showing steam powered pile driver driving piles for unidentified building foundation; building in background is Baptist church for black workers 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Overseer Claiborne Toups house that burned down in 1973. 1906
Overseer Claiborne Toups house that burned down in 1973. 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Wilson J. Lepine family posed in a cane cart with plantation cooks standing in foreground. It was customary for the family to attend a Thanksgiving dinner held in the Boarding House; Wilson Lepine is the man sitting in the cart on the left. 1906
Wilson J. Lepine family posed in a cane cart with plantation cooks standing in foreground. It was customary for the family to attend a Thanksgiving dinner held in the Boarding House; Wilson Lepine is the man sitting in the cart on the left. 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Sawmill maintained at rear of plantation. 1906
Sawmill maintained at rear of plantation. 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Steam-powered canederrick loading sugar cane onto a barge on Bayou Lafourche. 1906
Steam-powered canederrick loading sugar cane onto a barge on Bayou Lafourche. 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Dredging machine that maintained the drainage ditches at Laurel Valley. 1906
Dredging machine that maintained the drainage ditches at Laurel Valley. 1906

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation, Thibodaux Louisiana Cane field tractor developed and patented by Mr. Arsenaud of Laurel Valley Plantation; Claiborne Toups, overseer, is standing on the left. 1906
Cane field tractor developed and patented by Mr. Arsenaud of Laurel Valley Plantation; Claiborne Toups, overseer, is standing on the left. 1906