Thursday, October 16, 2008

Favorite Places ...The Garconieres - Houmas House Plantation

Two story hexagonal brick and stucco structures built as bachelor's quarters, presumably to keep the peace and quiet in the main house, consisting of a sitting room downstairs and an upstairs bedroom. 

Library of Congress, Richard Koch photographer
Measuring the east garconiere for the Historic American Buildings Survey, April 1936.

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