Simeon Patout, an immigrant from a family of vintners from Usay, France, built the house with plans to grow grapes. The conditions were unfavorable for that, so he began sugar production instead. Although he died from yellow fever in 1847, his family has continued to own and operate the sugar farm. The sugar facility is now known as M.A. Patout & Son, Ltd. Member of the family occupy Enterprise Plantation.
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