Destrehan: The Man, The House, The Legacy

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Destrehan: The Man, The House, The Legacy
Eugene D. Cizek, John H. Lawrence, Richard Sexton
Contemporary photography by Richard Sexton
Book Design by Michael Ledet
Published by River Road Historical Society, Destrehan, Louisiana, 2008
144 pages, $39.95 retail
ISBN: 978-0-9816434-0-3


I was commissioned by the River Road Historical Society to extensively photograph the Destrehan Plantation site including interior photographs of the principal house, outbuildings, and the grounds. These contemporary photographs tell the story of the Destrehan site today, a museum house open to the public, and one of the most significant historical architectural sites in the Mississippi Valley. The Introduction was written by Eugene D. Cizek and the Destrehan Legacy was written by John H. Lawrence.

—Richard Sexton