The Myrtles Plantation - St. Francisville, Louisiana (pre-Civil war era). In 1796 by General David Bradford built an antebellum style plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana which is located near Baton Rouge. He named his pride and joy Laurel Grove and moved in with his wife and three children. However, later a tragedy would begin a long history of deaths and hauntings of this now famous plantation known as The Myrtles.

The Myrtles Plantation - St. Francisville, Louisiana (pre-Civil war era). In 1796 by General David Bradford built an antebellum style plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana which is located near Baton Rouge. He named his pride and joy Laurel Grove and moved in with his wife and three children. However, later a tragedy would begin a long history of deaths and hauntings of this now famous plantation known as The Myrtles.

Seven Oaks Plantation, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. This photo was taken in 1923. The historic mansion was the home of descendants of one of New Orleans' first settlers,Michel Seringue, who was the contractor who built the first St. Louis Church and the first Ursuline Convent, both in the 1720's.

Seven Oaks Plantation, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. This photo was taken in 1923. The historic mansion was the home of descendants of one of New Orleans' first settlers,Michel Seringue, who was the contractor who built the first St. Louis Church and the first Ursuline Convent, both in the 1720's.

St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 1938. "Evergreen -- Wallace vicinity. Structure dates from 1835. Abandoned. Canal Bank Liquidators." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 1938. "Evergreen -- Wallace vicinity. Structure dates from 1835. Abandoned. Canal Bank Liquidators." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Above & below, Three Oaks Plantation, 1920's & 1930's. This historic home in St. Bernard Parish was constructed in 1815. It met its end in 1966 at the hands of the American Sugar Refinery (sugar refineries and railroad companies being the two entities most often responsibsle for the loss of plantation structures downriver from New Orleans --

Above & below, Three Oaks Plantation, 1920's & 1930's. This historic home in St. Bernard Parish was constructed in 1815. It met its end in 1966 at the hands of the American Sugar Refinery (sugar refineries and railroad companies being the two entities most often responsibsle for the loss of plantation structures downriver from New Orleans --

Frontal view of Southdown Plantation, with the bayou to your rear.

Brief History of Southdown Plantation Home and Museum in Houma, Louisiana

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