A couple of weeks ago, My friend Missy and I went to Kenner, La. to tour an old plantation home. We always tour plantations in Natchez, Ms. so this time she decided that we should go to Louisiana for a change. This home is called Destrehan. It was built in 1787. To me it wasn't as grand or as pretty as some of the homes that we have toured but it was interesting. I love looking back into the past and seeing how people lived back then. This home has been changed some from when it was originally built. In 1840, the new owner's remodeled it in the Greek Revival style. In 1864, the Union Army took it over and established the Rost Home Colony where newly freed slaves learned trades.
These tall towers on each side of the home were used to keep pigeons. They raised them for food.
Looking up at the river banks...our beautiful flags.