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  Acadian/Cajun Homes
Acadian/Cajun Homes

Acadian Village a project of the Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens.

  Antebellum Plantation Homes
Plantations - Links to all the Louisiana plantations we know.

Louisiana Division of Archaeology
The Louisiana Division of Archaeology has state and federal roles relating to recording, protecting, and distributing information about the state's archaeological sites.

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 year

  Dog-Trot Houses
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

Louisiana 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.

Dogtrot 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

  Historic Preservation
Louisiana 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.

Vermilionville 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.

  Victorian 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 with railings.

  Schools of Architecture
Louisiana 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.

Louisiana State University School of Landscape Architecture Landscape architects 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.

New Orleans North For over the past 100 years, travelers and tourists have enjoyed their visits to the New Orleans Northshore area.

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