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1938. Iberville Parish, Louisiana. "Belle Grove. Vicinity of White Castle. Greek Revival mansion of 75 rooms. Ruinous condition. Built 1857 by John Andrews, who sold it to Stone Ware. Occupied by Ware family until circa 1913." The decaying portico of what was reputedly the largest plantation home in the South. 8x10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Front of Belle Grove , one of the grandest plantation homes ever to exist. Built in Iberville Parish, Louisiana between 1852-1857 for the cost of $80,000, it is said to be the largest mansion ever built in the South. Abandoned in 1925.

You have to read the comments that have been left for this photo on VSG. So terribly sad! Heartbreaking, really. "McRainey House", Elmodel, GA. By Brian Brown of Vanishing South Georgia.

Deridder, La 1914 Jail (Gothic hanging jail)

Abandoned jail in Deridder, Louisiana. Built next door to the parish's 1914 courthouse, this Romanesque Revival jail is now totally abandoned.

The library in the home of JP Morgan. The house was the first with electric lighting in NYC and it was installed personally by Thomas Edison. JP Morgan was an extremely wealthy man who bailed out the US government not once but twice in the time before income taxes, and saved the US economy almost singlehandedly.

Baron Hill Mansion - Beaumaris, Anglesey by jixxertwig This building is on the remains of the drive leading upto the mansion, just on the bridge that crosses the main road on Red Hill above Beaumaris. Originally built in 1618 for the Bulkeley family, the mansion was remodelled into the Neo-Palladian style in 1776 by the architect Samuel Wyatt. It remained the Bulkeley family home until sometime in the 1920s, when they moved to more modest accomodation and the mansion was then used…