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The Resource Une belle maison : the Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Bywater, S. Frederick Starr ; Photography and Illustrations by Robert S. Brantley

Une belle maison : the Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Bywater, S. Frederick Starr ; Photography and Illustrations by Robert S. Brantley

Label
Une belle maison : the Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Bywater
Title
Une belle maison
Title remainder
the Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Bywater
Statement of responsibility
S. Frederick Starr ; Photography and Illustrations by Robert S. Brantley
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What book brings together artist John James Audubon; architect of the U.S. capitol, Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Lee Harvey Oswald; and Fats Domino? This engrossing story does just that, linking these and other colorful figures to the history of a beautiful and historic home in New Orleans.The Lombard plantation house is a rare survivor. Built in the early nineteenth century as a West Indian-style residence, it was the focal point of a large plantation that stretched deep into the cypress swamps of what is now New Orleans's Bywater section. Featuring the best Norman trussing in North America, it was one of many plantations homes and grand residences that lined the Mississippi downriver from the French Quarter. A working farm until the 1800s, its lands were eventually absorbed into the expanding city. After years of prosperity, the entire area of the Ninth Ward, now known as Bywater, sank into poverty, its historic architecture neglected. This is the story of the rise, fall, and eventual resurrection of one of America's finest extant examples of West Indian Creole architecture and of the entire neighborhood of which it is an anchor. Through meticulous study of archives and archeology, the author presents fascinating insights on how residents of this working plantation actually lived. With concrete evidence, the author covers everything from cooking and cuisine to laundering and gardening. It is a story about buildings but also about people. Because pre-Civil War U.S. censuses never listed more than five enslaved persons, all of whom worked in the house, the plantation appears to have depended mainly on hired labor, both African American and Irish. Eventually these groups came to populate the new neighborhood, along with immigrants from Germany, and then by new migrants from the countryside. Profusely illustrated with heretofore unidentified historic photographs and plans, and with color images by master architectural photographer Robert S. Brantley, this book will equally interest inquisitive tourists and long-term residents of the Gulf South; historic preservations and urbanists in search of insights on successful redevelopment; architecture and history buffs; and enthusiasts of one of America's most beloved and storied cities"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.3/35
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • F379.N58
  • F379.N58
LC item number
  • L667 2013
  • L667 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Une belle maison : the Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Bywater, S. Frederick Starr ; Photography and Illustrations by Robert S. Brantley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Louis Chevalier Macarty: the Precursor -- A Neighborhood of Plantations, Convents, and Distilleries -- Dynasties: The Lombards and the Zeringues -- Guillaume Lombard's Residence and Its Architect -- The Lombard Household -- The Lombard Family at Home -- How the Lombards' "Belle Maison" Survived a Real Estate Bubble -- The Grasse Years, to 1843 -- The Physical Plant and Daily Life -- The Durands at Home, 1843-1864 -- The Last Flowering of Agriculture at the Lombard Plantation, 1864-1878 -- Romantic Decline, and New Status as a Cultural Symbol -- An Architectural Survivor, Barely, 1880-1930 -- Creeping Decay, 1930-1990 -- Restoration and Urban Revival -- Completing the Restoration -- The Gardens and Plants -- The Era of Civic Initiative
Control code
815383704
Dimensions
21 x 22 cm
Extent
viii, 156 pages
Isbn
9781617038075
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012044357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky253010015
  • (OCoLC)815383704
Label
Une belle maison : the Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Bywater, S. Frederick Starr ; Photography and Illustrations by Robert S. Brantley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Louis Chevalier Macarty: the Precursor -- A Neighborhood of Plantations, Convents, and Distilleries -- Dynasties: The Lombards and the Zeringues -- Guillaume Lombard's Residence and Its Architect -- The Lombard Household -- The Lombard Family at Home -- How the Lombards' "Belle Maison" Survived a Real Estate Bubble -- The Grasse Years, to 1843 -- The Physical Plant and Daily Life -- The Durands at Home, 1843-1864 -- The Last Flowering of Agriculture at the Lombard Plantation, 1864-1878 -- Romantic Decline, and New Status as a Cultural Symbol -- An Architectural Survivor, Barely, 1880-1930 -- Creeping Decay, 1930-1990 -- Restoration and Urban Revival -- Completing the Restoration -- The Gardens and Plants -- The Era of Civic Initiative
Control code
815383704
Dimensions
21 x 22 cm
Extent
viii, 156 pages
Isbn
9781617038075
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012044357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky253010015
  • (OCoLC)815383704

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