Neighborhood: 30 Houma (hollywood Rd To New Hwy 90), Crescent Plantation
Pre-Dating the Civil War, Historic Crescent Farm, was founded in 1827 by William Alexander Shaffer, pioneer from South Carolina. Crescent Farm was the center of operations for the Shaffer family land holdings. Being constructed in 1849 by himself, his son, and his farm workers, the picturesque plantation home was the centerpiece of their sugar cane farm that included its own sugar mill. From the cypress framing continuing horizontally throughout each wall of the second floor as well as the plaster that is still there today, the beauty and workmanship of this family home still stands strong. Crescent Farm continued to be a major producer of sugar cane until the 1920’s and was eventually acquired by corporate processors in the 1930’s. In 1986,Crescent Farm was acquired by its current owner, and went through another renovation utilizing an architecture firm in New Orleans that specialized in top of the line renovations that keep with the integrity of the home and its character. While preserving the grandeur and history of Crescent Farms, additional changes such as new telephone and computer lines have been installed to keep up with the needs of our modern day.