In spite of the Union's scorched-earth tactics, these 1800s slave cabins at Evergreen Plantation have survived more or less in-tact. (Photo: Richard Sexton)

Exploring Victorian Neighborhoods: Louisiana’s River Road, Part 2

For the Creole architecture and Victorian neighborhoods of Louisiana’s River Road, the Civil War was the beginning of the end. … Continue reading

The carved stone of a Catholic crucifix still stands amidst the metal and machinery of a petrochemical plant, long after the church has moved on. (Photo: Richard Sexton)

Exploring Victorian Neighborhoods: Louisiana’s River Road, Part 1

Once flooded by seasonal waters and sugar profits, today the stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton … Continue reading