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    • Belle Helene Plantation Home

    • Historic buildings
    • Belle Helene. Construction on the house began in 1840, and completed by 1842. It was first named "Ashland" after U.S. statesman Henry Clay's plantation in Kentucky. In March 1889, the estate sold to George B. Reuss, an Ascension Parish planter....
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • Jessamine Irvine Bentley

    • Portraits
    • Jessamine Irvine Bentley, youngest sister of John F. Irvine Jr. Inscription on photo "My father's youngest sister Jessamine (named for the county of that name in Kentucky). She was the wife of Mr. Bentley, Episcopal clergy man, but died with them...
    • Roumain Building

    • Historic buildings , Postcards
    • Roumain Building, 345 Third Street, Baton Rouge, La. Built in 1913, and named after owner jeweler J.K. Roumain, with six stories, the building is considered Baton Rouge's first sky scraper. Designed by the New Orleans architects Favrot and...
    • Roumain Building

    • Historic buildings
    • Roumain Building, 345 Third Street, Baton Rouge, La. Built in 1913, and named after owner jeweler J.K. Roumain, with six stories, the building is considered Baton Rouge's first sky scraper. Designed by the New Orleans architects Favrot and...

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