Originally published in 1941,
Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees is the definitive
guide to the important plantation homes of the Pelican State, as well as the
socially and historically prominent families who lived in them.
Volume I of the two-volume, boxed
set describes structures in several diverse sections of the state, from
traditional, Spanish-moss-hung plantations in south Louisiana to the
African-inspired structures on the rounds of Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches
Parish. The first volume features many rare photographs of historically
significant townhomes, plantations, and outbuildings--many no longer extant--and
provides detailed genealogical and anecdotal information on a genteel society
and lavish lifestyle that is now only a cherished memory. Some of the great
houses discussed include D?Estrehan, Tezcuco, Seven Oaks, Parlange, Asphodel,
Evergreen, and Rosedown.
Volume II traces the history of
several important families and features numerous portraits, coats of arms, and
archival photographs. It also contains a wealth of genealogical and biographical
information about many of the most prominent families in Louisiana history. Some
of the family names included are La Frenier, De Livaudais, Forstall, Fortier,
Schmidt, S?ghers, Milliken, Parlange, De Brierre, D?Herbigny, Butler, Pipes,
Ellis, Percy, Plauch?, Barrow, Bringier, Kenner, Stauffer, Knox, Semmes,
Walmsley, Ranlett, Smyth, Sully, De Marigny, De La Ronde, Almonaster, De Dreux,
Villere, Beauregard, Matthews, Rathbone, De Buys, Hicky, Duggan, De Macarty,
vonPhul, Cade, Du Brocca, Allain, D?Estrehan des Tours, De La Barr?, Koch,
Muller, Bruce, Boehm, Seebold, De Bachell?, De Vilbiss, De Beaulieu de Marconnay,
Konzelman, Parker, Pitkin, Levert, Ware, Prudhomme, Wilkinson, and Stewart.
OLD LOUISIANA PLANTATION HOMES AND FAMILY TREES: Boxed Set
By Herman de Bachell? Seebold
Vol. I - 564 pp. 6 x 9, 108 photos 98 illus.
Vol. II-286 pp. 6 x 9 , 180 b/w photos 169 b/w illus.