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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....
    • Belle Helene,  Plantation Portico

    • Historic buildings
    • 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...

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