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3.  Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 SOUTH ELEVATION (FRONT) - Melrose Plantation, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

3. Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 SOUTH ELEVATION (FRONT) - Melrose Plantation, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old cotton plantation store. "Chopin" store, Derry Plantation

Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Old cotton plantation store. "Chopin" store, Derry Plantation

Melrose plantation home near Natchitoches Louisiana circa 1950s :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Melrose plantation home near Natchitoches Louisiana circa 1950s :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

2.  Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 REAR ELEVATION (NORTH) - Melrose Plantation, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

2. Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 REAR ELEVATION (NORTH) - Melrose Plantation, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

Melrose Plantation Natchitoches, Louisiana   ca. 1796  This is the oldest surviving dwelling in the United States built by and for free blacks.  It is also one of the oldest buildings in Louisiana. The famous African House on the grounds of the Melrose plantation, has features reminiscent of the construction found in West African villages. The Metoyers were free people of color for four generations before the American Civil War.

Melrose Plantation Natchitoches, Louisiana ca. 1796 This is the oldest surviving dwelling in the United States built by and for free blacks. It is also one of the oldest buildings in Louisiana. The famous African House on the grounds of the Melrose plantation, has features reminiscent of the construction found in West African villages. The Metoyers were free people of color for four generations before the American Civil War.

Slave hospital at Melrose plantation in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Slave hospital at Melrose plantation in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1940 :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Rear view of main house at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Rear view of main house at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

1.  Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 SLAVE HOSPITAL FROM THE SOUTHWEST - Melrose Plantation, Slave Hospital, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Lester Jones, Photographer February 28, 1940 SLAVE HOSPITAL FROM THE SOUTHWEST - Melrose Plantation, Slave Hospital, State Highway 119, Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, LA

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