Saturday, October 2, 2010

When sugar was king in Louisiana

Oak Alley plantation offers a picturesque look at life way back when … when the harvesting of sugarcane was king in Louisiana.

The structure is one of many along the River Road from New Orleans to Baton Rouge reflecting the Greek Revival style of construction.

Oak Alley is located in Vacherie, LA, on Highway 18, about 60 miles west of New Orleans along the Mississippi River.

Reports indicate that its restoration beginning around 1920 began the revitalization of the area.

The lane of oaks leading from the house to the highway is most impressive. Also on the premises is a restaurant and inn along with a few antique vehicles.

Next post: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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