Little Red Church – Image

The new St. Charles Borromeo Church was dedicated on January 25, 1922. In the 1978 restoration and expansion of the church, the old Stations of the Cross were...

Fr. Paret Watercolor – Image

Front Elevation. Father Paret enjoyed gardening and breeding of animals. He wrote to his brother, “I would like for you to see this big garden and how pleasant...

Little Red Church – Image

Little Red Church. Tradition holds that the 1740 St. Charles log chapel was destroyed by fire in 1806 and rebuilt the same year. It was replaced by a wood...

The Little Red Church Painting – Image

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Life on the Plantation

Life on the planation sketch. Tags: #culture of sugar cane #fr paret arrives #fr parets watercolors #emancipation proclamation #rost home colony #Historical...

Ormond Plantation – Image

The Ormond Plantation is one of the few houses that escaped fires, floods, and the Civil War. It was originally built in 1790 by Pierre Trépagnier on land...

Hermitage Plantation – Image

The Hermitage Plantation was owned by Judge Pierre Adolphe Rost and was located at the center of the present Bonnet Carré Spillway. Judge Rost was married to...

Bird’s Eye View – Image

Father Paret’s watercolor painting depicts the Little Red Church and its surroundings in the heart of St. Charles Parish. The area displays present-day...

Home of M.O. LaBranche – Image

Home of M. O. LaBranche. La Branche Plantation. The German Zweig family surname was Gallicized to LaBranche. Octave was the son of Alexandre LaBranche. He was...

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