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Destrehan Plantation
May 2006 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan, Louisiana

Located on the Great River Road about 20 minutes west of New Orleans the manor house is the oldest documented home in the lower Mississippi Valley. It was built in 1787 and in 1789 Noel d'Estrehan became the owner. The town is named for d'Estrehan.
It is now owned and in the stewardship of the River Road Historical Society and depends largely on tourism for its upkeep. Since Katrina, tourism has been almost non-existent in New Orleans and the Society is relying heavily on local bookings for weddings and parties.

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Lorrie 16-Jul-2013 20:41
This is not the original home on this property. The original home burned in the late 1800's, this home built in the 1990's is a replica of the original.
laine8210-May-2006 23:49
A beautiful place. I like how you framed it with the weeping branches.