United States of America, Louisiana, St. James Parish, Vacherie
Oak Alley Plantation (La.)
Oak Allee lies in the "Sugar Bowl of 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, the largest tree 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.