Levi Jordan Plantation

Brazoria County, Texas
National Register of Historic Places, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, State Archeological Landmark

Key Issues

• Investigate the physical evidence to understand the date and evolution of house

• Undertake photographic documentation, measured drawings and detailed condition assessment

• Reconstruct unstable masonry chimneys and plan for eventual porch reconstruction

• Specify extensive wood conservation/stabilization and limited replacement of severely deteriorated braced-frame wood structure

• Evaluate primary historical documents; analyze main house interiors and archaeological artifacts to determine original interior appearance

• Provide recommendations for visitor interpretation of the site

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Levi Jordan Plantation Rededication

  • Levi Jordan Plantation Exterior
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace Restored
  • Levi Jordan Plantation brick chimney
  • Levi Jordan Plantation wood siding

This 1858 plantation home was built by Levi and Sarah Jordan and their slaves. The 600-acre plantation was one of the largest sugar and cotton plantations in the region and is significant for its enslaved population archeological remains. The property is a State Historical Site administered by the Texas Historical Commission.

We provided architectural investigation, design and construction administration services to stabilize and restore this historic resource that was on the verge of collapse prior to the restoration. Shortly later, as consultants to History Behind the Scenes, we provided services for the Interpretive Master Plan for the site.