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Property Name Kleinpeter, John and Amelia Sharp, House
Reference Number 15000693
State Louisiana
County East Baton Rouge
Town Baton Rouge
Street Address 7585 Willow Grove Blvd
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 10/6/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The John and Amelia Sharp Kleinpeter House is of local significance under Criterion C: Architecture as a rare and important example of the Creole architectural style. Its period of significance is 1820, its estimated date of construction. As one of only five known examples of Creole architecture in East Baton Rouge Parish, the Kleinpeter House -Willow Grove stands out among the others (all listed on the National Register) as it is a two story plantation home with many original details including Federal mantels, punkah, beaded ceiling beams, chamfered columns, two story full length galleries, Bousillage walls, asymmetrical hall-less plan with cabinet/loggia range, and an exterior staircase. The Kleinpeter House - Willow Grove is eligible for listing on the National Register as it embodies the distinctive characteristics of the Creole architectural style.

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