This French Acadian cotton plantation was built in the 1870's and was won in a card game during the 1880's by Theogene Bertrand and has been called these last 130 plus years the "Betrand Plantation".
This estate has been minimally updated and features all of the original outbuildings including the dry good store, the two barns, the chicken coop, potato shed, newer chicken coop, the dairy barn and the black smith shop that sat on this beautiful property back when it was built in the 1870's. The upstairs of the house has never been updated at all except to add electricity in the 1940's and features the original cypress planks and ladder to get upstairs where the young men slept.
The estate features many of the original farm equipment that has been on this property for many years.
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1947 and 1953 Farm All crank tractors (but can be started with batteries) and includes all of the farm implements that go with each tractor
Many tractor implements, plus hay rakes, wagons, and buckboards. We even have a mule driven John Deere implement.
crocks, chicken roosts, iron wagon wheels, early buckets, troughs, harnesses, hay racks, hay rakes, and farm hand tools, animal pens, and fine OLD wood from many of the building will be available to purchase. PLUS the cypress wood original to the house is available for purchase.
We have many of the original shutters, doors, and cypress pickets available for purchase. The three sets of galley doors are 7 ft tall and the original front door is 6 1/2 foot tall. Plus we have several of the original windows with the wavy early glass. Be sure to look at the original picture of the house to authenticate the house pieces.
House antiques and modern housewares include
Rattan patio furniture
zinc lined 1850's LARGE sink that's in the form of a table
early framed prints
chandelier original to the house
a BRAND NEW leather sofa and matching leather chairs
Almost brand new king bedroom set
tables filled with vintage costume jewelry
Antique bed and 2armoires
50 plus vintage cookie jar collection
antique sofas, armoires, dry sinks, wash stands and wash stand bowls
cast iron cookware and some Magnelite
historical memorabilia from the Opelousas area including items original to the plantation--
Sigma Martin Acoustic guitar and 1890's fiddle and bow plus two early harmonicas
Share croppers tools original to this plantation-
Cypress smoke house original to the plantation
Early bottles found on the plantation
Early lighting collection
1926--1927 store ledger plus correspondence of Dr. Frederick Vidrine, an early store owner in Andrepont LA.
So So much more is there than listed
Finally I originally listed four full barns but we condensed the items into two barns.