Melrose Plantation Natchitoches, Louisiana   ca. 1796  This is the oldest surviving dwelling in the United States built by and for free blacks.  It is also one of the oldest buildings in Louisiana. The famous African House on the grounds of the Melrose plantation, has features reminiscent of the construction found in West African villages. The Metoyers were free people of color for four generations before the American Civil War.

Melrose Plantation Natchitoches, Louisiana ca. 1796 This is the oldest surviving dwelling in the United States built by and for free blacks. It is also one of the oldest buildings in Louisiana. The famous African House on the grounds of the Melrose plantation, has features reminiscent of the construction found in West African villages. The Metoyers were free people of color for four generations before the American Civil War.

Court at Melrose plantation home in Natchez Mississippi circa 1930s :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Court at Melrose plantation home in Natchez Mississippi circa 1930s :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Rear view of main house at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Rear view of main house at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Ashland-Belle Helene is representative of the massiveness,  simplicity, and dignity which are generally held to epitomize the  Classical Revival style of architecture. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Ashland-Belle Helene is representative of the massiveness, simplicity, and dignity which are generally held to epitomize the Classical Revival style of architecture. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

View from the levee of the Old State Capitol and grounds in Baton Rouge Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

View from the levee of the Old State Capitol and grounds in Baton Rouge Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Interior view of "Lyle's Cabin" or Yucca House at Melrose Plantation :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Interior view of "Lyle's Cabin" or Yucca House at Melrose Plantation :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

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