Felicity Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 15:55

Sister plantation to St. Joseph Plantation, built circa 1850 and privately owned.

Felicity Plantation is a historic sugarcane plantation on the banks of the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is located along Louisiana Highway 18 in Vacherie, St. James Parish. Felicity is a sister plantation to St. Joseph Plantation,[1] and was built around 1846 (or 1850)[2] by Valcour Aime as a wedding gift to his daughter, Felicite Emma, and her spouse, Septime Fortier,[3] who was also her cousin.[4] Acquired by a bank in 1873,[4] the plantation was purchased by Saturnine Waguespack in 1890, who merged it with the St. Joseph Plantation to form the St. Joseph Plantation and Manufacturing Company.[3] The house still remains in the Waguespack family.[3]

This home was built in 1850 with dowry money for Felicity Aime (Josephine’s sister of St. Joseph Plantation ~ and daughter of Gabriel Valcour Aime), when she married Septime Fortier. The house was a private residence until mid 1990's. Now the house is undergoing a massive restoration and in the future will be open for tours. The movie THE SKELETON KEY (2005) was filmed here. 

 

Location
Vacherie
State
GeoCoord
30°00′20″N 90°45′55″W
Founded
1846
Status
Active
Address
Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana (home before St. Jospeh Plantation)
NRHP Ref Number
10000062