• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Before-and-After Rehabilitation

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Overseer's House

An overseer was responsible for management of the plantation’s laborers, stock, land, and tools. The overseer's residence at Oakland was constructed in 1861 by enslaved labor for an overseer named Seneca Pace. Pace kept a daily journal of work and weather at Oakland.