Residential Electrical Services in Burnside, Louisiana

In Burnside, Big Family is proud to offer professional residential electrical services. All of our technicians are background checked and drug tested to ensure your home and family’s safety. We know that to stay on top of current technology and code, we have to constantly train and educate our technicians, which is why we make training a priority at Big Family. When you call us, our goal is when the technician leaves your home, you will be satisfied, which is why we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. When something breaks in your home, we know how stressful it can be, Go BIG For Your Home and call Big Family and get peace of mind knowing professionals are on the way.

Burnside, Louisiana located in Ascension Parish

Burnside, Louisiana in an unincorporated community which is located in Ascension Parish. It is nestled along the Mississippi River and is home to three National Register of Historic locations, The Houmas plantation, Tezcuco plantation, and St. Joseph’s School. The community is named after John Burnside who was an Irish American who was the owner of The Houmas sugar plantation from 1857 to 1881 when he died. It was originally founded in 1726 by French and German settlers.

The Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

The Houmas Plantation was established in the late 1700’s with the current main house constructed in 1840. It got its name from the native Houma people who originally occupied that area of Louisiana. It has a total of eight buildings and one structure, which is located on ten acres. By 1803 it was a working sugarcane plantation when the land was obtained for the US through the Louisiana Purchase. John Burnside acquired the estate in 1857. He expanded the plantation by 2,000 acres and constructed six sugar mills to process his crops. After the death of Burnside, it changed hands several times. By the 1900’s it had fallen into disrepair. The Mississippi River flood of 1927 and the Great Depression endangered the property further. In 1940 it was purchased by Dr. George B. Crozat and he began the ambitious task of restoring the house and gardens. The Houmas House has been the location of many motion pictures, television series and commercials. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

The Tezcuco Plantation

Tezcuco is a former plantation located in Burnside, La. It was built circa 1855 for Benjamin Tureaud and constructed in the Greek Revival Architectural style. It remained in the Bringier-Tureaud family until 1950, when Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Potts purchased it. Later it was purchased by Annette Harland who turned the plantation into a Bed and Breakfast in 1983. The home burned down in May 2002 but the ruins of the columns are still visible. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

St. Joseph School

St. Joseph’s School was established in 1867 by the Roman Catholic Church to provide elementary school education to newly freed slaves. The present building was constructed in 1892 with a grant from Mother Katharine Drexel. It was staffed and administrated by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. It was originally located in Convent, La. It was moved to St. Michael’s Church in Convent in 1932 and to its current location in 1985. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

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