Laura , a Creole Plantation

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Leo Roundtree on January 15, 2009

Named for Laura Locoul Gore (1861-1963), Laura is a plantation house built in the colorful Creole style instead of the Greek Revival style of Nottoway and Destrehan. Another example of Creole architecture can be seen in San Francisco.

The Creole style was used by native Louisianians and the Greek Revival style by foreign-born owners, usually French.

I hope you enjoy my brief tour of a few of Louisiana's many antebellum plantation homes.


Becky Patlan on January 16, 2009

Leo, I love the plantation photos. I'm glad to see that you did not get washed away with the floods. It looked pretty bad up your way......Becky

Leo Roundtree on January 16, 2009

Thank you, Becky.

I'm glad you like the photos of the plantations. I can't believe I lived so close to them for 21 years and had to come all the way from Spokane to finally see them.

It was very interesting to learn of their history from the tour guides. For instance, there is a document at Destrehan Plantation signed by Thomas Jefferson deeding the land to the original owners.

And, Laura plantation was bombarded by Union gunboats during the Civil War. The only casualty was Laura's 94 year old grandmother. Laura herself lived to 102 (1861-1963).

I hope to get photos of more next time I go to Thibodaux.

Best wishes, Leo

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  • Uploaded on January 14, 2009
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    by Leo Roundtree
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ18
    • Taken on 2008/12/16 13:23:37
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