the story of the poplar grove plantation area begins more than 100 years ago. this pretty victorian was once built as the banker' ine pavilion for the 1884 inte tional's business and cotton centennial exposition in audubon park in new orleans. after the honest ended joseph harris purchased the construction and moved it by means of barge 65 miles upriver the poplar grove plantation simply out of doors baton rouge louisiana. the inner of the home used to be then slightly reconfigured make it extra practical as a unadorned place of abode.
ten years later horace wilkinson and his wife julia merwin wilkinson purchased the home. in 1915 the house underwent more changes while the wilkinsons relocated a pair of two-living e outbuildings on the property the r of the place of dwelling and linked them the main structure. although it has now been a part of the property for 100 years this four -place wing has at all times been known as "the cottage" by way of the family. it's observed a lot of makes use of through the years from further residing e for different generations a living e for the children of the house.
the wilkinson family has proudly p ed the property along from generation generation. it's now occupied by way of lauren and steele buckholtz who along side their full of life 2-yr-old are the 6th & seventh generations in the home. my , tours. a couple placed their stamp on a unadorned victorian family home that ine in historical past heirlooms & southern c.