Architecture Entries

Afton Villa Plantation and Gardens

Only the gardens and fragments of foundations survive from the fire that destroyed the Afton Villa plantation house in 1963. Read »

Alice Plantation

In 1961, the upper floor of this house was floated by barge along Bayou Teche from its original location in St. Mary Parish, which was being developed as a subdivision. Read »

Alma Plantation

Alma Plantation is a working sugar plantation whose lay­out and structures provide details about a historic Louisiana vernacular architecture. Read »

Ardoyne Plantation

Ardoyne is the most elaborate and romantic-looking Gothic Revival residence surviving in Louisiana. Read »

Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church Cemetery

This Catholic cemetery in Donaldsonville was laid out in a grid plan shortly after the church parish was founded in 1772. Read »

Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation

Perhaps more than any other plantation house, Ashland-Belle Helene epitomizes the popular image of the grand Greek Revival southern mansion. Read »

Audubon Park

Fronting the Mississippi River, Audubon Park is one of New Orleans’s most popular attractions for both tourists and locals. Read »

Audubon State Historic Site

During John James Audubon’s four month tenure at Oakley Plantation as tutor to Eliza Pirrie, he produced thirty-two of his bird paintings. Read »

Beauregard Town

Baton Rouge's Beauregard Town, planned in 1806 by Capt. Elias Beauregard, is now a predominantly residential district. Read »

Bloom's Arcade

Bloom’s Arcade, one of Louisiana’s first shopping centers, was built in Tallulah in 1930 and served as a centerpiece of the Madison Parish town’s business district for half a century. Read »

Bocage Plantation

Although Bocage's early history is hazy, local tradition has maintained that the house was built in 1801 by Emanuel Marius Pons Bringier as a wedding gift for his fourteen-year-old daughter, Françoise. Read »


Bousillage, a mixture of clay and straw or Spanish moss used for insulation, is a distinguishing feature of Louisiana’s architectural past. Read »

Buisson, Benjamin

Pierre Benjamin Buisson was a talented architect, engineer, surveyor, and publisher, was born in Paris, France, and migrated to New Orleans while in his early twenties where he advanced his career with work on major public buildings. Read »

Butler Greenwood Plantation

The Butler Greenwood plantation house is built in the Gothic Revival style, popular in the St. Francisville area. Read »

The Cabildo

The Cabildo, one of three eighteenth-century structures that anchor New Orleans's Jackson Square, stands as a visual monument to Spanish rule in Louisiana. Read »

Camp Moore

Camp Moore in Louisiana served as the training location for more than 20,000 Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Read »

Carville National Leprosarium

Several buildings at the National Leprosarium at Carville, Louisiana, were built by the Works Progress Administration. Read »

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception serves as the seat of the Diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Read »

Centenary State Historic Site

The Centenary State Historic Site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Read »

Charity Hospital

Charity Hospital is a twenty-story Art Deco skyscraper in New Orleans that was built by the Public Works Administration (PWA) between 1936 and 1940. Read »