While on a road trip to Baldwin, Louisiana with some friends we stopped for a tour of the San Francisco Plantation, A National Historic Landmark in Garyville, Louisiana.
The Plantation was built in 1856 directly beside the Mississippi River. Today a modern earthen levee protects the Plantation and its surrounding restored buildings which sit on 7 acres in the middle of a Marathon Petroleum Facility. Marathon purchased the Plantation and has spent thousands of dollars restoring and re-furnishing it. A restored school house and slave quarters are on the property and provide visitors with a stark reminder of our nations historical past.
I love the simplicity of the cedar siding and screened window.