discutant: Old South Gothic: Decaying portico of the Belle Grove mansion, Louisiana, photographed in 1938. Belle Grove, built in 1857 and abandoned in the 1920s, composed 75 rooms and was reputedly the largest plantation house in the South. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Shorpy.
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