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Los Isleños Museum and Village

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1980 established. 1357 Bayou Rd.
  • Ducros House (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

The museum and several historic buildings occupy a twenty-two-acre site dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the Spanish influence in Louisiana, particularly as it relates to the two thousand or so Canary Islanders who settled in St. Bernard Parish between 1779 and 1783. All the structures exemplify the parish’s early building stock. The museum is in a one-and-a-half-story front-galleried wooden house, which was altered in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century by the addition of two dormers, a curved side gallery, and gingerbread trim for both its new and original galleries. Among the other buildings (rebuilt or restored after flooding from Hurricane Katrina) are a trapper’s cabin and the one-and-a-half-story former Ducros House (c. 1800), which has a front gallery with six columns and French doors.

Writing Credits

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas


What's Nearby


Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas, "Los Isleños Museum and Village", [Saint Bernard, Louisiana], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

buildings of new orleans book

Buildings of New Orleans, Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 279-280.

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