This photo has been posted here before, but I am re-posting to let everyone know this magnificent structure burned to the ground early this morning. So sad. Le Beau House in Arabi, Louisiana is an old abandoned sugar plantation. Francoise Barthelemy LeBeau bought the land in 1851, the house was finished in 1854 but a few months later he died. It stayed in the LaBeau family for about 50 years;
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Rosswood Plantation, 1857 Originally a cotton plantation of 1250 acres with 105 slaves working the fields. It now has 100 acres and is open for tour on certain days. Rosswood has14 rooms, with 14 foot ceilings, 10 fireplaces, columned galleries, a winding stairway, and original slave quarters. (www.rosswood.net/...)
This is the old "Barker Slave Quarters," the slave housing for the long-gone Kirkpatrick mansion (en.wikipedia.org/...) in Old Cahawba. The mansion burned in the 1930s. This two-story brick slave houses still stands, and is WAY more elaborate and elegant than your typical slave quarters, rumor being that Mr. Kirkpatrick wanted everything on his estate to be grander than others.