Historical Research and Archeological Survey of the Historic Portion of Southern University, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Final rept. 1998-1999,
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This report presents the results of archeological, historical, and standing structure evaluation of the Scotts Bluff portion of Southern University 16EBR159 in support of the New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, plans to stabilize the eroding bluff at the western periphery of the university campus. The project area measured 16.6 acres. Backhoe trenches were excavated at the proposed locations of four catch basin. No intact cultural deposits were discovered during excavation of Trenches 1-3, and the intact midden deposit discovered in Trench 4 will not be impacted by catch basin construction. It is recommended that construction of Catch Basins 1-4 be allowed to proceed without additional archeological investigations. However, the Bluff portion of Southern University is eligible for nomination to the National Register as an Historic District under Criteria A and B. Contributing elements to the District are the Archives Building, the Home Economics Building McNair HallNROTC, the Mechanical Arts Building AROTC, the Machine Shop ROTC Supply, the LaundryRiverside Hall, the Martin L. Harvey Auditorium, and Joseph S. Clarks sarcophagus. Planned construction of the catch basins will have a beneficial effect on the property the catch basins will have no visual effect on the integrity of the setting and they will prevent further erosion of the bluffline.
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