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Historic Bayou Lafourche Tour

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Bus Pick up: Paulina Elementary School

2756 LA-44

Paulina, LA 70763

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Old Homes...New Tricks: Restoring & Maintaining Architectural Treasures Along Bayou Lafourche

Join the Louisiana Architecture Foundation for a unique day of private tours at four (4) architecturally-significant plantations in Lafourche, Ascension and St. James parishes.

The day-long guided bus tour includes:
#1 Perique Plantation: Located in a pastoral setting on six acres fronting historic River Road in Paulina, LA. Perique, a raised Creole plantation home, was built between 1835 and 1840. Purchased by the current owner in 2006, Perique was carefully restored over a six-year period, styled with period furnishings. Typicaly visited by appointment only.

#2 Palo Alto Plantation: This Donaldsonville home was built in approximately 1847, and owned and the current residence of a member of the family and still an operating farm. In 1977 the home was National Register of Historic Places, the style most ofte referred to as "Anglo Creole" and decorated in Greek revival style. The home was designed by James Dakin, architect of the Old Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge.

#3 Madewood Plantation: a former sugarcane plantation house on Bayou Lafourche near Napoleonville. A National Historic Landmark, the 1846 house is architecturally significant ad the first major work of Henry Howard, and one of the finest Greek Revival plantation houses in the American South. Recently purchased by a new owner, Madewood is in the middle of an extensive restoration.

#4 Rienzi Plantation: an historic mansion in Thibodaux, recently purchased and renovated in modern fasion as the owner's residence. Built between 1814 and 1825, the house enjoys an historic setting due to the large live oaks on the property. Two of the oaks are registered in the Live Oak Society. (house pictured above)

Most of these are private homes are typically not open to the public. We'll be joined by special guest Robert Brantley author of the Henry Howard: Louisiana's Master Architect.

Ticket price: $150 includes admission to all sites, a boxed lunch, and a VIP reception
at one of the exquisite homes. Proceeds support the Louisiana Architecture Foundation.

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