Craftsman style bungalows usually have these features:
low-pitched roof, wide eaves with exposed roof rafters, decorative braces,
porch with square columns, built-in cabinets, shelves, and seating
Creole Raised Cottages are well shaped, well ventilated
houses that naturally stays within the comfort zone the majority of
The dog-trot house is the traditional building type of the
isolated hill folk. It is also often used in more or less crude form
by sharecroppers and tenant farmers, as well as by small farm owners
State University Rural
Life Museum The
Rural Life Museum is located on the Burden Research Plantation, a 450
acre agricultural research experiment station owned by the LSU Agricultural
Center.The LSU Rural Life Museum is divided into 3 sections:1.
Louisiana Folk Architecture is exemplified in a collection of seven
buildings whose divergent construction traits illustrate the various
cultural influences of Louisiana's settlers.
2. The Barn contains hundreds of artifacts dealing with everyday rural
life dating from prehistoric times to the early 20th century.
3. The Working Plantation consists of a complex of buildings authentically
furnished to reconstruct all the major activities of life on a typical
19th century working plantation.
Capital of the World A History of Dubach - Before
the time of the railroad, boats were used to take the cotton to market
and to bring supplies and food to the farmers. Farm crops for sale were
loaded on keel boats and floated down D’Arbonne Bayou to Old Trenton
on the Ouachita River about 2 miles north of where West Monroe is located
today and from there exported to other parts of the world
Division of Historic Preservation free
technical advice concerning the renovation/restoration of historic buildings.
Help can be obtained by calling the Division at (225) 342-8160. Please
ask for a member of the tax act/ technical assistance staff.
authentically portrays a way of life preserved with a distinctly
French accent. Situated on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion, this Cajun/Creole
heritage and folklife park recreates life in the Acadiana area between
1765 and 1890.
Houses are almost always a two or three story home with lots
of gingerbread. Look for multiple roof lines with varying roof pitches
and. towers or "turrets" with high pointed roofs on them.
The exterior is almost always clapboard and lattice work and decorative
railings are very common. A front and back porch are usually included
Schools of Architecture
Tech University administers two undergraduate degree programs,
the Bachelor of Architecture and the Bachelor of Interior Design. These
degree programs currently are accredited for the maximum terms by their
respective accreditation agencies: NAAB, FIDER, NASAD.
State University School of Landscape Architecture
work in firms and private consulting offices, in city and regional planning
departments, in state and federal agencies. They design urban streetscapes
and plazas, campuses, private gardens, golf courses and recreational
facilities, roadways, bike and pedestrian trails, zoos, hotels and resorts,
commercial and retail properties.
Orleans North For over the past 100 years, travelers and tourists
have enjoyed their visits to the New Orleans Northshore area.