May 4, 2014

National Register of Historic Places ~ Ferry Plantation

Ferry Plantation Store

In the late 1790s, John Lovelace, Sr. built the home pictured below for his wife, Anne Hughson.  

The home later became the residence of their son, Richard Lovelace (1787-1826) and his wife, Louisa Holstein (1802-1826), then of their son, John Henry Lovelace (1821-1891) and his wife, Julia Patience Kirkland (1827-1853).  John and Julia's daughter, Florence Celeste Lovelace, married her cousin, William Smith Peck, I (1842-1910).  Florence and William's son, William Smith Peck, II (1873-1946) married Barbara Estelle Woodward (1893-1983) who resided in the plantation home until her death.  (from Barbara Peck Gilbert Haigh, a descendant of the Lovelace-Peck families)

The house faces Lake Lovelace, also known as Lake Louie.

One of five ancient Indian Mounds on Ferry Plantation can be seen in the front yard of the Lovelace-Peck house.

Indian Mound

From the April 5, 1939 edition of the Hammond Times:

The Ferry Plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Historic Significance:Information Potential, Event, Person
Historic Person:Peck,W.S.,Jr.,et al.
Area of Significance:Politics/Government, Commerce, Historic - Aboriginal
Cultural Affiliation:Not Available
Period of Significance:1900-1924, 1850-1874, 1749-1500 AD, 1700-1749, 1000-500 AD
Historic Function:Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic, Landscape
Historic Sub-function:Agricultural Outbuildings, Garden, Single Dwelling
Current Function:Domestic
Current Sub-function:Single Dwelling

Lovelace-Peck House

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