The Pitot House on Bayou St. John, Samuel Wilson, Jr.

The Pitot House on Bayou St. John, Samuel Wilson, Jr.

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This is a brief but detailed study of one of the only plantation houses surviving from Louisiana’s Spanish Colonial period. Owned by James Pitot, a former mayor of New Orleans, the house has been restored to its original architecture from the early nineteenth century. The house also serves as the headquarters for the Louisiana Landmarks Society. The 64-page books highlights the history of the house from its early years on Bayou St. John through Pitot years. It discusses the various owners and residents which includes Albin Michel, Felix Ducayet, Judge Tissot, the Steckler Family and Mother Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. The book concludes with the final years of its rescue by the Louisiana Landmarks Society in the 1960’s. (softbound, 8.7 x 5.7 x 0.1 in., 64 pages, illustrated, ISBN 1879714043) 1992 Ed.

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