Part II of our Louisiana Parade of Homes features local residential properties reminiscent of Louisiana history and culture.
Bayous and stately homes line the brick streets of the historic Garden District.
Louisiana history is a melange of varied cultures and influences. The accent mark is well placed over the French and Spanish influence that frames our architectural elements, Créole and Cajun cuisine and the law of the Louisiana land. Louisiana law is different from the other 49 states.
Our state Civil Code is adopted from the Napoleonic Code. Originally based on ancient Roman law, the Napoleonic Code deals in civil law with French and Spanish codes. What is known as counties in the other 49 are known as parishes here in Louisiana. You say antiquated, I say unique. History and tradition holds a court of a different kind here in Louisiana.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
Charles Caleb Colton
Neighborhoods are replete with Acadian, Southern Colonial, Spanish, Créole and French Louisiana architectural styles.
Southern opulence, historical influence and phenomenal curb appeal brings it all home.