Buildings of Louisiana focuses on building forms unique to the state and shows others, such as plantation houses, in unexpected variety, including early houses influenced by Creole traditions and later ones that fit the columned Greek Revival image. Parlange in New Roads, Melrose Plantation in Melrose, and Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia are three of the antebellum examples that are included. Covering a range of types, styles, and periods across the state’s varied parishes and cities, the entries—updated to reflect the past decade’s changes, including the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita—survey houses and historic monuments in New Orleans’s French Quarter and the massive Art Deco capitol in Baton Rouge, as well as buildings not found in standard tourist guides: commercial and industrial complexes, architectural gems in small downtowns, parks and battlefields, and the state’s outstanding examples of modern architecture.
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