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Oak Alley Plantation [lantern slide]

view Oak Alley Plantation [lantern slide] digital asset number 1
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward
Creator:
Roman, Alexander, Gov
Stewart, Andrew, Mrs
Bon Sejour
Physical description:
1 photograph : lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in
Type:
Lantern slides
Place:
United States of America, Louisiana, St. James Parish, Vacherie
Louisiana
Vacherie
Oak Alley Plantation (La.)
Date:
1914
1949
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Notes:
Oak Allee is situated in Louisiana, fifty-eight miles above New Orleans. The original owner was Alexander Roman, second governor of Louisiana. The house, of the Greek revival type, has 28 Doric columns and is shaded by magnificent live oaks. An avenue of 28 live oaks extends from the porch to the river, and the largest tree is 21 feet in diameter. The estate is now owned by Mrs. Andrew Stewart who has restored the entire grounds, adding many well chosen plants, groves of oranges, of bananas, an avenue of bamboos and a garden of flowering shrubs surrounded by a hedge of yuccas.
Before it became commonly known as Oak Alley, the plantation was originally named Bon Sejour.
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena."
Historic plate number: "81."
Historic plate caption: "Louisiana, Oak Allee, St. James Parish."
Topic:
Summer
Trees
Lawns
Porches
Live oak
Columns
Loggias
Houses
Local number:
LA002001
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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