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July 28, 2006
From journal Magnificent 'Nawlins'
August 5, 2004
What's interesting about this place is that its history is documented in a diary written by one of the many generations of women who owned the plantation.
The picture taken is a side view of the historical home. Note the bright colors, which have interesting significance.
Since colored paint was more costly, the brighter the hues you had, the wealthier you appeared.
From journal Criminals and Pirates and Prostitutes, Oh My!
April 30, 2004
From journal Second Visit to New Orleans
January 26, 2003
Laura, a Creole Plantation is a fascinating look into life as a wealthy Creole landowner. Our tour guide at Laura was a knowledgeable, personable college student. My friend had toured this plantation a number of years ago before restoration was this far along. For her this tour was every bit as enjoyable as the first and she learned some new tidbits. This brightly colored house, built in 1804, has so much history that it can’t all be told in one visit. My friend was able to tell me some of the stories she learned the first time that weren’t mentioned on this tour.
Five thousand pages from the French National Archives and Memories of the Old Plantation Home: A Creole Family Album by Laura Locoul Gore guided the restorers in recreating the early splendor of this home. Laura was the great-granddaughter of the original landowners, and she grew up here. She wrote these memoirs so her posterity would know the history of her namesake home. She meticulously detailed many things about the home and her life in a family of slave owners. The book is available in the gift shop for $20.
The main house has been mostly restored. Most of the outbuildings are in terrible disrepair, but some are amazingly still standing. One of the slave cabins is under renovation right now. I would definitely go back in a few years when more restorations have been completed.
From journal New Orleans through a Yankee's Eyes
January 14, 2003
The comprehensive view of daily life on a typical Creola plantation during the 18th-19th century gave us a real glimpse into the past that was entertaining as well as informative. There are almost 400 original artifacts of the family that cover over a 200-year period in the family's history. The tour lasts about an hour. Leave a little extra time to explore the outside buildings and definitely stop in the gift shop! I found items there not seen anywhere else in LA.
From journal Plantation Tours Along the River Road
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 26, 2000
From journal New Orleans for the family?