I can remember when this beautiful Charleston piazza was about to rot off the house.  Beautiful if overdone restoration.

I can remember when this beautiful Charleston piazza was about to rot off the house. Beautiful if overdone restoration.

Is there anything more beautiful than an old Southern plantation home with over-arching oak trees lining the drive and sweet azaleas and dogwoods in bloom? *sigh* {Houmas House Antebellum Plantation Home}

Is there anything more beautiful than an old Southern plantation home with over-arching oak trees lining the drive and sweet azaleas and dogwoods in bloom? *sigh* {Houmas House Antebellum Plantation Home}

The Bon Séjour Plantation, as Oak Alley was originally named, was established to grow sugarcane by Valcour Aime when he purchased the land, 1830. Aime, known as the "King of Sugar," was one of the wealthiest men in the South. In 1836, Valcour Aime exchanged this piece of property with his brother-in-law Jacques Télesphore Roman for a plantation owned by Roman. The following year Jacques Roman began building the present mansion under the oversight of George Swainy +entirely with enslaved…

The Bon Séjour Plantation, as Oak Alley was originally named, was established to grow sugarcane by Valcour Aime when he purchased the land, 1830. Aime, known as the "King of Sugar," was one of the wealthiest men in the South. In 1836, Valcour Aime exchanged this piece of property with his brother-in-law Jacques Télesphore Roman for a plantation owned by Roman. The following year Jacques Roman began building the present mansion under the oversight of George Swainy +entirely with enslaved…

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