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Chretien Point: 1938

Chretien Point: 1938

1938. "Chretien Point Plantation, Sunset vicinity, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Structure dates to 1831." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Hollywood connection

In the past they gave tours of the house. One of the things that sticks in my mind is that the staircase in Tara in "Gone With the Wind" was a copy of the staircase in Cretien Point.

Turnbuckle Suns

They make a nice change from the more common stars seen here frequently on old brick buildings.

It's looking a little better now

+76 - now operated as a bed & breakfast and wedding site.

Past and Present

"Chretien Point Plantation was at the center of the Battle of Buzzard's Prairie, October 15, 1863. The home was surrounded by troops, but said to be spared when owner Hypolite Chretien gave the Masonic sign. Today, there is a memorial to the lost soldiers placed in the front of the property and the mansion is open for historic tours that include information about the Civil War, the battlefield, and plantation life."
Current info and pictures:

What a lightning rod!

Is that a lightning rod atop the roof? It's HUGE. If it is an antenna, what a dream of a radiator it must have been on that tin roof ground plane!

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