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Sylvan Retreat, 2935 Mount Lebanon Road, Gibsland, Bienville Parish, LA



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Location
2935 Mount Lebanon Road, Gibsland, LA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS LA-1299
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N614).
Building/structure dates: 1848 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1884 subsequent work
National Register Number: 79001053
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Significance: Sylvan Retreat stands as a substantial five-bay plantation house with a pedimented portico in Gibsland, Louisiana. Taken within the context of north central Louisiana, it is a pretentious example of Classical Revival architecture. Although the portico was not created until the 1880's, it speaks of a strong continuing interest in Classical architecture, which persisted in rural Louisiana even after the Civil War. Indeed, the fact that such a Classical feature was created so late is a statement of the architectural history of the region illustrating the strength of the Classical tradition.

Subjects
Conservation & Restoration
Agriculture
Moving Of Structures


Related Names
Walker, William George
Martin, F. Lestar
Treece, Jennifer Ann, Delineator
Gingles, Marjorie, Delineator
Bartlett, Courtney, Delineator
Brocato, Isabel L., Delineator
Burt, Jessica L., Delineator
Warrier, Rashmi, Delineator
Hollis, Callie, Delineator
Tribo, Amanda, Delineator
Hornickel, Abby, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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