Scattered along many of Louisiana’s rivers and bayous are majestic, historical homes built during a time of Southern prosperity. In the South, these homes and surrounding property often called plantations, were the product of middle to upper class slave-owning planters. Central Louisiana is home to a plantation that is “the oldest standing structure” in this area. During a recent visit to Kent House Plantation, I learned of the history, operations, and current events that help to keep the past alive.
Before Reading My first impression of “Brown Girl Dreaming” was that it was going to be a story about a girl that always seems to be dreaming. The silhouette on the cover made me question if the girl was going to be alive at all, or die somewhere along the way. Within the first few pages there of this novel there is a rather extensive family tree. One of the first indications that this book took place a few decades ago was the size of the families. An average sized family, now a days is about 2-3 kids, whereas about 50 years ago it was 4-5 kids. In the back of the book there is a few pages of pictures of the family. In most of the pictures people are smiling and happy, except the Ibrys of South Carolina. The south was not a place to be for
Carl F. Dahlberg & Co. took ownership on January 19, 1928, and seven years later South Coast Company was listed as owner until the 1960s. By the end of the 1920’s, the Viguerie family was no longer associated with Point Farm.
Hal R. Clark, a white attorney from Los Angeles set his eyes on an developing an all-black beachfront club. In December 1924, he purchased the property which was located a mile below the Huntingon Beach Pier. Clark was known not only an attorney but as an oportunist who didn't past down on a good deal.
Masked behind the aging oak trees covered in moss, and past the emerald waters of the panhandle, stands a white mansion that reveals the history of the local of Point Washington area. A large, white, almost plantation-style home is the focal point of Eden Gardens State Park, and a symbol of the legacy of the family. Large centuries-old oak trees embellish the land surrounding the house, making it a pivotal icon of the nature left untouched. The house itself contains hundreds of years of memories, and the land that occupies the area encompasses an even larger spectrum of Florida history. Once the site of a family lumber mill business in the late 1880’s, today it stands unnoticed as a legacy in the South Walton area of Florida.
Browne realized that her family was one of the most prominent and successful families at that time and realized the hard cold truth about James D’Wolf’s illegal business. She realizes
Part I of A Sand County Almanac is devoted to the details of a single piece of land: Leopold’s 120-acre farmed-out farmstead in central Wisconsin, abandoned as a farm years before because of the poor soil from which the "sand
BEING the same premises conveyed to the Grantors herein by deed of Mo Wells, et al., dated May 3, 1964, and recorded in the Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds in Deed Book 810 Page 233.
This particular property is one of the most unique places you can find in southern Indiana. The ranch is approximately 120 acres in size and has a 25 acre, 9-hole par-3 golf course that is surrounded by a grape vineyard that sits closer to the main lodge on the property. There are four main facilities on the property total. These facilities include a main lodge which is a fully restored and
Real Estate Finance and Investment Shady Trail case Datum: 31-1-2012 Taco van der Hoest 303450 Dave Tettero 291138 Executive Summary This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the current and prospective profitability of the Shady Trails property. Methods of analysis include trend, horizontal and vertical analysis as well as calculations such as Return on Assets, Return on Equity,
These tours and events provide an opportunity to donate and learn about the history of Long Pond. Public tours occur every 2nd Saturday of the month from April to November and group tours are arrangable year round. The Civil War Living History Weekend is a two-day event that Long Pond hosts every year. Assisting the FOLPI comes in numerous ways, from volunteering to tour attending, and they all go towards the preservation and restoration of Long Pond Ironworks. Overall, much of the site’s state can be attributed to the lack of state funding, general donations, care, and maintenance. However, the Long Pond Ironworks does not have to be in shambles. Buildings on Long Pond such as the Ward-Laird house can have their interior and flooring fixed (Figure 3). By putting a further emphasis on preserving the site, many of the buildings can be restored for future
About 45 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois you will find the charming community of Crystal Lake. Named, for the lovely lake that lies just southwest of the city's downtown area, Crystal Lake is the largest suburb in the Chicago metropolitan area. Although many of the home's in Crystal Lake are
Ms. Thoburn went on to discuss the removal of some proprieties from the list and the consideration of the 12.1 acre property which abuts the Washington Street Preserve for open space. She stated the remaining property would be the four acre partial to west and abutting I-95. She explained smaller parcels which could be purchased in the upcoming budget. She addressed the