the cottage

by David November. 20, 2007 6966 views

Standing like silent sentinels, these broken pillars guard over the ashes of the “Old South”. They were part of the “Cottage Plantation”, just a few miles below Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The house was built in 1825 and burned in 1960. Yankee soldiers used it as a hospital during the War Between the States. I suppose there are many unmarked graves in the area. When the soldiers were here, a yellow fever epidemic broke out and it is said that hundreds died. There are many ghosts here.

In 1957, the motion picture “Band of Angels” starring Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo and Sidney Poitier was filmed here.

These pillars were built by the hands of slaves.

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Darren Murray 9 years, 6 months ago

A fascinating story and great pics as well!

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Emily 10 years, 9 months ago

I love these photos and the story behind them, all the history. Now I'll have to find and watch that movie and come back to these.

10 years, 9 months ago Edited
Alexandra Pechabaden 11 years, 9 months ago

Brrrr...Where do you find all that? Great photos and blogs!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Howard. 11 years, 9 months ago

Very nice photgraphs and a soul-reaching story. Nice work.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brad 11 years, 9 months ago

What an incredible story. I would love to shoot some pics here.
Thanks for sharing these.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
David Cardona 11 years, 11 months ago

Well done! Thanks for sharing!

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 11 years, 11 months ago

My eyes try to find the Spanish Moss

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Chris 11 years, 11 months ago

Great photoset! And a very interesting story... I really enjoy history, thanks....

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jack 11 years, 11 months ago

Good telephoto shots. Interesting history.

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jendayee 11 years, 11 months ago

very interesting set and beautiful shots ! Thanks !

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Miclaud 11 years, 11 months ago

Built by the slaves hands, as many plantation houses in the Caribbean.
Nice pictures and story!

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Cliff Schroer 11 years, 12 months ago

Impressive set!! Very moving with the back ground you included. Thanks

11 years, 12 months ago Edited
Lisa 11 years, 12 months ago

The pillars are beautiful. What a history they have. Fascinating.

11 years, 12 months ago Edited
Rozariasbanned 11 years, 12 months ago

no way... way... no way! :)

11 years, 12 months ago Edited
Paul Graham 11 years, 12 months ago

fantastic love these

11 years, 12 months ago Edited
Rachel 11 years, 12 months ago

Amazing cottage, and also very good story. :D

11 years, 12 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years ago

So much unresolved history left in this land and these pillars. Thanks for putting them within their historical setting. I like the depth inherent in the composition.

12 years ago Edited
Juliett 12 years ago

amazin set!!! thanks for sharing!!

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Tonya 12 years ago

Nice story! Great shots!

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Kim 12 years ago

Looks like something out of Europe--which is what I thought before I read your caption. Very haunting pictures.

12 years ago Edited
Storytaylor 12 years ago

thanks for the information. is incredible the story behind those great stone pieces. great set

12 years ago Edited
Peregol 12 years ago

Very nice set

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Sherij 12 years ago

Wonderful photos!! The cottage that was!! Nice story..

12 years ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 12 years ago

very interesting!

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Jacki 12 years ago

Great set of photos.... almost like a cemetery which is appropriate. Thanks for sharing with the story!

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