1 photograph : lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in
United States of America, Louisiana, Pointe Coupee Parish, New Roads
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Many of the old Louisiana plantations have dove-cotes and other details highly reminiscent of Europe. The grounds which were laid out in the latter part of the 18th century by the ancester of the present owner with the help of a French gardener. This gardener was trained in Les Jardin des Plantes, laid out the formal French garden with walks through the twenty acre park which surrounded the house. Today the parterre garden which survives is gay with lilies, roses, camellias and sweet olives.