Magnolia Mound, situated on a ridge
overlooking the meandering Mississippi River, stands as Baton Rouge's most
notable eighteenth-century structure. This volume, researched and written under
the direction of the Magnolia Mound Board of Trustees, traces the origin and
development of this splendid Creole raised cottage, providing an intimate look
at plantation life and the economic system that supported it.
In 1985 Magnolia Mound won a Certificate of Commendation from
the American Association for State and Local History.
Authors Lois Bannon, Martha Yancey Carr, and Gwen Anders Edwards have long
been active in restoring Magnolia Mound and presenting its history. Bannon is
the author and coauthor of two books on naturalist John James Audubon,
Handbook of Audubon Prints , published by Pelican.