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Plantations of Louisiana

Another treasure along Bayou Lafourche....Belle Alliance fully restored and a private residence.

Belle Alliance Plantation in Assumption Parish Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

1938. "Mount Airy -- St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana." At Mount Airy, they're well fixed in the cistern department. I think they give the place a festive air. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Mount Airy: 1938

St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 1938. "Evergreen Plantation -- Wallace vicinity. Structure dates from 1835. Abandoned." The house is now fully restored and open for tours.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Evergreen: 1938

My dream would be to find an old plantation home like this, fix it up and live there! Its amazing to me how people forget about history and let beautiful homes such as this decay.

The abandoned Belle Grove mansion in White Castle, LA. These photos were taken in 1938, years after its abandonment. When it was built in 1857 it was the largest mansion in the south and comprised of more than 75 rooms. It has since burned to the ground.

Elephant in Tiger Skin: Old Photos of New Orleans (& LA)

Seven Oaks Plantation, was across the Miss. river from New Orleans Audubon Zoo in the Westwego community. Built ca. 1840, it was once one of the greatest sugar plantations along River Road. Occupied by both Confederate & Union troops during the Civil War. Used as army barracks during WWI. Vacated in 1957, it went into a state of deterioration. It was sadly demolished in 1977. Note it had 8 columns on the front & back & 7 columns on the sides.

Left to rot This house was moved from Washington, Louisiana to the St. Francisville area. It has been known as the Payne-Fenner house, Thistlewaite, Woodland, and Macland Plantation. It was often used in its early days to offer hospitality to Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy.

Side of Nottoway Plantation (Owned by the Randolph family. John and I went to visit on one of our trips to New Orleans.)