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Whitney Plantation Back Gallery Window and Faux Finish
 
© Katherine Bennett 2014

Whitney Plantation Back Gallery Window and Faux Finish



The main house of the Whitney Plantation on the German Coast (along the west bank of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is done in the Creole style. An itinerant painter worked on many of the fine plantation houses in this area. This is an detail of the faux marble on the exterior of the house. It is original to the house and has been meticulously cleaned and restored.

The back gallery is done in more flamboyant colors than the front gallery. This door leads into the upper floor sitting room. I like the effect of the original wavy glass. It's not apparent in person but came out beautifully in the photo. You can see through to the door on the other side of the room and out to the front of the house. In the hot summer, both doors were open, which created an air flow that helped to cool the room.

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© Katherine Bennett 2014
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Whitney Plantation, Wallace, Louisiana

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