A Story of Louisiana Told In 100 Buildings: How The Pelican State Happened (Paperback)

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A Story of Louisiana Told In 100 Buildings: How The Pelican State Happened (Paperback)

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If those walls could talk...this is what they would say. A story of Louisiana.


What Louisiana architect had an ultra popular design style named for him? (page 52) What Louisiana lighthouse was selected for a United States Postal Service commemorative stamp? (page 43) What Louisiana building was constructed as a residence for Napoleon Bonaparte? (page 13)

Imagine a group of settlers arriving in an undeveloped location. First come shelters in which to live and then structures in which to work and shop. There are buildings for worship and education. As the community grows government buildings are required. With prosperity comes places in which to spend leisure time. And each step along the way builds a story only Louisiana can call its own. A story told in 100 buildings.

Pre-historic mounds... military maneuvers... pralines... iron horses... sugar... oil derricks... football... French souvenirs... Huey Long... the CCC... Art Deco stunners... kit houses... the golden age of motor- ing... canals... the Chitlin Circuit... The Banana Man... aviation... pi- rates... slave quarters... Creole culture... Carnegie libraries... grave houses... Bonnie and Clyde... horse racing. This book will have you telling stories like a native in no time.

The photos and stories collected here are a fast and fun way to learn the explanations behind the quirks, the traditions and the secrets that make Louisiana uniquely Louisiana. On what Louisiana waterway was the highest freshwater lock lift in the world built? Solved. What Louisiana architect had an ultra popular design style named for him? A mystery no more. What Louisiana golf course is the oldest par three course in America? Identified. Where can you find original examples of United States "parkitecture?" Revealed.

Almost all of the selections within are open to the public, or at least visible from public spaces. So, if you haven't seen these landmarks in person, fire up your GPS and get out and see the story of the Pelican State standing in plain sight on Louisiana streets
Product Details ISBN: 9798852327048
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: July 14th, 2023
Pages: 108
Language: English