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    • Belle Helene Plantation Home

    • gue129
    • 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....
    • Belle Helene,  Plantation Portico

    • gue040
    • Portico at Belle Helene. Construction on the house began in 1840, and completed by 1842 Duncan F. Kenner. In March 1889, the estate sold to George B. Reuss, an Ascension Parish planter who renamed the plantation to "Belle Helene" from Ashland for...
    • Warden's House

    • brr151
    • Warden's House, 701 Laurel St., built ca. 1840. Originally housed the prison store, the clerk and his family, later various prison officials occupied it when the Louisiana State Penitentiary was in Baton Rouge. Constructed in the Classical Revival...
    • Warden's House Door

    • brr152
    • Warden's House door, 701 Laurel St., built ca. 1840. Originally housed the prison store, the clerk and his family, later various prison officials occupied it when the Louisiana State Penitentiary was in Baton Rouge. Constructed in the Classical...

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