Accession Number : ADA118565

Title :   Cultural Resources Survey of Three Mississippi River Levee Setbacks and Borrows.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IROQUOIS RESEARCH INST FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Garson, Adam G. ; Black, Lawrence L. ; Brooks, Cecil R. ; Brown, Nancy N. ; Cizek, Eugene

Report Date : 30 APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 209

Abstract : In June of 1981, Iroquois Research Institute performed a cultural resources survey of three Mississippi River Levee Setback and Borrow items in Plaquemines Parishes and St. Bernard Parishes, Louisiana. The project included a prehistoric and historic background study and literature search, a geomorphological analysis of the survey items, and a systematic archeological survey. Intensive historic research aimed at determining the location of Fort St. Mary at English Turn in Plaquemines Parish was also performed. A total of 19 historic sites were inventoried during the survey. They included 18 residential, commercial, and religious buildings and the possible archeological remains of one plantation house. Recommendations for further study were made for the Palazzo Grocery Store at Linwood and for St. Luke's Baptist Church at Scarsdale-Stella. A feasibility study was recommended for making part of Arabi, including the area to be adversely affected by the levee setback, an historic district. The effect of an historic district would be to preserve historic archeological remains and the integrity of the many 19th and early 20th century structures existing in the area. The results of the historic study of Fort St. Mary indicated that there would be only a slight possibility that borrowing by the Corps of Engineers would adversely affect the remains of the fort. Its present location appears to be on the landward side of the levee below Shingle Point. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, SHORES, LEVEES, REVETMENTS, LAND AREAS, HISTORY, CULTURE, SITES, STRUCTURES, URBAN AREAS, SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE