African House / Melrose Plantation
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Metoyer / Hermes Metoyer / James Metoyer / James Llorence
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DUCOURNAU ON THE CANE
Cane River Media
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The African House
Augustine Metoyer's Grave
St. Augustine Church
Big House Grounds
Big Tree on Melrose Plantation
One of several Peacocks that roam the grounds.
Slave Cabin 1
Slave Cabin 2
Slave Cabin 3
Slave Cabin 4
Slave Cabin 5
Slave Cabin 6
Old Cotton Gin Along Cane River
Entrance Magnolia Plantation
Slave Cabins At Magnolia Plantation
Slave Cabin Magnolia Plantation
Inside Slave Cabin
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Used by "CoinCoin" as a jail for slaves and as a storehouse. This structure is the only non-extant example of African Architecture in the United States.
This Portrait of Augustine Metoyer can be found in the St. Augustine Church located across the street from Melrose Plantation.
CoinCoin's oldest son. (Delores Metoyer in foreground)
The original church was one of the 1st churches to be built by former slaves on this continent.
View of the "Big House." Prior to the civil war, most of CoinCoin's children lived in homes similar tothis one.
A different view.
CoinCoin reportedly lived in this house prior to building her antebellum home.
This and the following structures are typical examples of slave & sharecropper cabins that can be found along Cane River.
I do not know the history of this general store, but it is a typical example the commissaries where share croppers bought their goods.
Bayou Folk Museum