Houmas House by cclaude
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Houmas House, a former plantation on the Mississippi, North of New Orleans (Louisiana, USA), on the River Road.

The first owners of the plantation were the indigenous Houmas Indians, who were given a land grant to occupy the fertile plain between the Mississippi and Lake Maurepas to the north.

The Houmas sold the land to Maurice Conway and Alexander Latil in the mid 1700’s. The original French Provincial house that Latil erected on the property in is situated directly behind the Mansion, adjoined by a carriageway to the grand home described during its antebellum heyday as “The Sugar Palace.” The original home was later used as living quarters for the staff that served the great house.
In 1810, Revolutionary War hero Gen. Wade Hampton of Virginia purchased the property and shortly thereafter began construction on the Mansion. However, it was not until 1825 when Hampton’s daughter, Caroline, and her husband, Col. John Preston, took over the property that the grand house truly began to take shape.
Construction on the Mansion was completed in 1828. At the same time, Houmas House began to build its sugar production and continued to increase its land holdings, which ultimately grew to 300,000 acres.

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  • icesrun
    icesrunover 1 year ago


    8/18/2013

  • Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated.

    – cclaude

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago

    Beautiful photographed!!! Well framed, congrats on your feature :)))))))))

  • Glad you like it. Thank you for visiting.

    – cclaude

  • Keala
    Kealaabout 1 year ago


    4/20/14
    This is stunning!

  • Thank you!

    – cclaude

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago


    This is lovely!

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago


    Top 10 in Historic Homes Challenge!

  • Redrose10
    Redrose102 months ago

    Beautiful image. Well framed indeed. Love it :))

  • Glad you like it. Thank you for visiting.

    – cclaude

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 month ago

    Congratulations!

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