The French Mississippi Hearth

March 2004
American Houses: A Field Guild to the Architecture of the Home;2004, p163
The article presents information on how the French settlement along the Gulf coast and the Mississippi River influenced the architectural designs in the U.S. during the 18th century. In Louisiana, new settlers built the primitive huts and cabins common to all new settlements. Early construction was always of local materials including soft brick, mud, plaster, cypress wood and boards. Information on some architectural designs in New Orleans and Mississippi is also provided.


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