Just down the street from their house is Grace Episcopal Church. It is a beautiful church with a cemetery. Both of my grandparents were buried here. The cemetery was always intriguing to me with all the tombstones and the ages of many who died during the Civil War -- many who were my age at the time of their death.
And a couple of more houses (plantations) from St. Francisville.
It was my parents who introduced me to the architecture of A. Hays Town in Baton Rouge. His work has been a major influence on my career. Andres Duany probably said it best: “Without Hays Town, the architecture of Louisiana might well have dissipated into the mainstream. Instead, we have a wonderful thing, a fine tradition alive and well in America.”
One thing Louisianians have is an appreciation for architecture and tradition.
The homes of Baton Rouge are a perfect example of this.
He may have been the first to incorporate reclaimed materials into new houses. He was a master at this as shown above. These doors probably came out of New Orleans.
I will be traveling back to Baton Rouge this summer (as I do every year) and will get more pictures of my favorite Louisiana architecture. There has been a lot of great homes built in the last few years.