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158980631X
Author:
Anne Butler
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English
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Pelican Publishing; 8 edition (April 28, 2009)
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128 pages
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Take a trip to another decade, basking in the glory of the Old South by way of Louisiana plantation homes such as Nottoway, Shadows-on-the Teche, Melrose, and Oak Alley. Despite the ravages of time, these majestic residences continue to demand attention with their impressive architecture and historic grandeur. Many of these structures have been restored to their former splendor and are open to the public.

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Anne Butler, who also writes as Anne Butler Hamilton, is a native of St. Francisville and operates a bed and breakfast at the Butler Greenwood Plantation, which has been in her family since the 1790s. Motivated by her love of culture, she has reached a wide audience through articles published in the Los Angeles Times, Country Woman, New Orleans Magazine, and Country Road.

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Divided into eleven tours according to location, this guide includes more than 250 entries, accompanied by concise descriptions and historical background, and an expanded New Orleans section, highlighting both the famous Garden District and the historic French Quarter.

This week's interview is with Anne Butler. Anne is a native of St. Motivated by her love of culture, she has reached a wide audience through articles published in the Los Angeles Times, Country Woman, New Orleans Magazine, and Country Road

Any photos of Louisiana's plantation homes. Can someone recommend a good book on touring louisiana plantation homes. My family wants to take a tour in the spring of 2010

Any photos of Louisiana's plantation homes. My family wants to take a tour in the spring of 2010.

Plantation homes are American history. Pelican Guide to Plantation Homes of Louisiana. For a crash course in plantation history, go to Louisiana and work through this short guide by local author Anne Butler

Plantation homes are American history. These fascinating books have lush and informative photos of the antebellum homes that grew the American South. For a crash course in plantation history, go to Louisiana and work through this short guide by local author Anne Butler. It's not a picture book and it's not an academic book, but it will get you to some of the most important places in American history. Publisher: Pelican Publishing, 2009.

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The Madewood Plantation House is located on the northern bank of Bayou Lafourche, on manicured grounds separated from the bayou by. a b c Anne Butler (2 April 2009). The Pelican Guide to Plantation Homes of Louisiana. pp. 56–. ISBN 978-1-58980-709-9.

The Madewood Plantation House is located on the northern bank of Bayou Lafourche, on manicured grounds separated from the bayou by Highway 308. It is a two-story masonry structure, built with massive brick walls that have been finished with stucco scored to resemble stone blocks. Its five-bay facade is fronted by a six-column Greek Revival temple front, that has Ionic columns rising to a broad entablature and fully pedimented gable with a half-round louver at the center. Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

Featuring homes such as the beautiful Merieult House in the French Quarter and Oaklawn Manor near Bayou Teche, this comprehensive guide highlights the finest plantation homes in all regions of the state. From Natchitoches's Melrose Plantation to Lafayette's Alexandre Mouton House, these homes have been an integral part of Louisiana, some from the periods of French and Spanish rule. Butler carefully describes each structure's architectural uniqueness and relates the home's significance. She notes private and public plantations and includes updated contact information, all organized by driving tours. This revised edition reflects recent restorations and includes a new section showcasing the homes in New Orleans' Garden District.

  • Coidor
I'm an adopted Texan, having spent most of my formative years in the (relatively) ancient and cultivated rolling hills of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. I always associated "western" states, such as Texas and Louisiana, with a rough-hewn newness, that had little in common with my beloved homeland.

To a certain extent, my self-imposed snobbery is true, but in the case of architectural history, Louisiana has forced me to challenge my preconceived judgments. Do you really enjoy the James River plantations in Virginia, or the Ashley River plantations in South Carolina? You're in for a real treat, and a major eye opener, in Louisiana. Here is a state with a rich colonial history on vivid architectural display.

I discovered Laura Plantation off I-10 on a quick blast between Houston and New Orleans, and I thought to myself, "If such a thing exists here in Cajun Country, what else must be lurking in the Spanish Moss?" That's when I discovered the cultural and architectural treasure that is our Louisiana Plantations. This brief guide is a catalog of HUNDREDS of existing plantations from the 18th and 19th centuries still standing in Louisiana, from the Mississippi River to Shreveport. I never had any idea so much building stock existed in Louisiana. Coming from a place that takes the Pilgrims, John Smith and Thomas Jefferson for granted, the history and architecture of the Mississippi Valley are an exhilarating discovery.

The book includes about 250 entries arranged into 14 driving tours across the entire state. All of the structures included in the book are still standing, even post Katrina. The book has been through eight editions to bring it right up to date regarding the condition of each site. Entries includes a brief descriptive essay, and about half include a color photograph. Many of the entries from the northern part of the states lack photographs, which is unfortunate considering the enormous number of sites there. Many plantations in Louisiana are private residences that do not offer tours but can still be seen from the road. If a house does offer tours, the appropriate practical information is included in this book. Though concise, this book is remarkably comprehensive. I know of very few examples that are not part of the catalogue. The small color photographs, where they are included, are excellent.

Not a coffee table book, this guide is most appropriate for architectural historians, local historians, and serious heritage tourists. Read this book to get a feeling for how rich the architectural history of this under-appreciated part of the country really is.
  • Irostamore
This book has a lot of great information in a small book. I like that it divides them by region which is great when we make short trips to Louisiana and want to see what's nearby. The homes are also indexed in the back for quick look-ups. It's the best guide I have found and well worth the money.
  • Buge
You always need to buy a book, when your family house is listed in the pages. The writer entices us to explore other old homes that are important as a reminder of the history that came before us.These homes are a connection to our past.
  • Huston
Fantastic purchase experience and merchandise.
  • Xirmiu
The book contains information about various plantation homes that are privately owned and open to the public. Good reading to help plan a trip.
  • CONVERSE
This book has been a perfect resource and by far the best in planning my plantation driving tour!
  • Arashigore
Anne Butler is the perfect person to write this book. She's local - she knows the subject - and she writes well.