Cultural Resources Survey of Gretna Phase 2 Levee Enlargement Item M-99.4 to 95.5-R, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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During October and November 1988, R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc, conducted a Level II cultural resources survey of the Gretna Phase II, Levee Enlargement Item on the west right descending bank of the Mississippi River near Gretna, Louisiana. Six historic archeological sites and three historic standing structures were recorded. Site 16JE207 is a multicomponent site that may include an antebellum brickyard, part of an historic formal garden, and possibly antebellum drainage system elements. Site 16JE208 is a late nineteenth to early twentieth century wharf used by the Louisiana Cypress Company. Site 16JE209 consists of the remains of one to three circa 1890 double shotgun houses that were torn down after 1960. Site 16JE210 may represent the remains of a late nineteenth and early twentieth century brick kiln. Site 16JE211 is a late nineteenth to early twentieth century deposit of ceramic chemical ring fragments and hand and machine-made bricks. Sites 16JE212 is a deeply buried deposit of nineteenth century artifacts on the modern batture within the historic town of McDonoghville. Sites 16JE208, 16JE209, and 16JE211 lack integrity and no further work is recommended at these sites. Because of redesign of levee setback plans after this study was initiated, Site 16JE210 is no longer in danger of being impacted therefore, no further archeological testing is required there. However, if future construction threatens the site, it should be tested and fully evaluated. Further testing is recommended at Sites 16JE207 and 16JE212 in order to determine their nature and significance.
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