The Majesty of St. Francisville

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Presented here in spectacular color photographs are more than 160 images of quaint cottages and elegant plantations found in St. Francisville and its environs. Many of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and have been returned to their former glory by residents dedicated to preserving the cultural identity of the architecture and landscapes.

Featured buildings include the charming Victorian cottage of Catalpa with double-dormer windows and the ...

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Overview

Presented here in spectacular color photographs are more than 160 images of quaint cottages and elegant plantations found in St. Francisville and its environs. Many of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and have been returned to their former glory by residents dedicated to preserving the cultural identity of the architecture and landscapes.

Featured buildings include the charming Victorian cottage of Catalpa with double-dormer windows and the first baby carriage in the South, the salt-box structure of the Camilla Leake Barrow House, the classical offices of the Clinton Courthouse, and the brick plantation house named Live Oak, now owned by the woman who fell in love with it in a painting in 1930. Each home features typical period construction details, wonderfully restored interiors, and many of the original furnishings.

Award-winning photographer Kerri McCaffety lends her unique vision to capturing the lovely details and the weight of history trapped within the walls of these treasured homes. Each selection of photographs is accompanied by Lee Malone's brief history of the featured building and the families who persevered to maintain, restore, and preserve our nation's architectural heritage.

Kerri McCaffety counts among her accolades a Gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and an Author of the Year award from the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. Her books with Pelican include Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; Napoleon House; and St. Joseph Altars, among others.

Lee Malone (1916-2008), along with her late husband, critically acclaimed photographer Paul Malone, collaborated on several photography books about the Louisiana area. Her detailed research on the families and personalities bring a personal background to the homes and buildings. Together, they created six books depicting the true beauty behind many of Louisiana's historic sites: Louisiana Plantation Homes: A Return to Splendor, Louisiana Plantation Homes Postcard Book, The Majesty of New Orleans, The Majesty of the Garden District, The Majesty of the Garden District Postcard Book, and The Majesty of the River Road.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455618460
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 591,969
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerri McCaffety is regarded as a top photographer and is a nationally recognized talent whose art hangs in galleries and museums throughout the country. She is the winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas award and two of her books have been selected as finalists for the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award. McCaffety is passionate about documenting her adopted city and has done so in several titles including The Majesty of the French Quarter; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; St. Joseph Altars; and Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans all published by Pelican. She lives in New Orleans with her family.

Paul and Lee Malone, husband and wife, also collaborated on Louisiana Plantation Homes: A Return to Splendor, The Majesty of the River Road, The Majesty of the Felicianas, The Majesty of New Orleans, The Majesty of the Garden District, and The Majesty of the Garden District Postcard Book, all published by Pelican. In each, Paul provided the stunning photography of interiors and exteriors, and Lee has written the historical background.

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