- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Southdown Plantation House is closing to tours during July for a paint job.

“This is a huge project. It has been 22 years since the exterior has been painted to this extent,” Rachel Cherry, executive director of the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society told The Courier (http://bit.ly/1SVdc3z ). “I can’t wait to see the completion and final results.”

Mid-South Coatings of New Orleans has a $69,000 contract for the renovation, which will also recondition and spackle the exterior. It’s expected to take about four weeks.

The Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society has run the plantation as a museum for 32 years. The building was the manor house for a sugar plantation.

According to the Houma museum’s website, the building’s pink and green color scheme reproduces colors used in 1893.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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