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20 novembre 2010 6 20 /11 /novembre /2010 12:02


French Colonial Plantation Home

Photo by Alvaro Prieto / Flickr










Destrehan Plantation is an excellent example of the French Creole architectural style
Photograph from the National Historic Landmarks collection
{photo2} Rear view of historic site

French Creole architecture is one of the nation's three major colonial architectural traditions. It takes its place alongside British Colonial, as exemplified by the saltbox houses of New England and a later generation of Georgian houses, and Spanish Colonial, as seen in the missions of California and the Southwest. The French Creole building tradition appeared in New France, i.e., in the United States, the Mississippi Valley. Because the region was sparsely settled at the time, very little French Creole architecture was built outside Louisiana. And today Louisiana is home to the overwhelming majority of surviving examples.









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