"History to High School"
Many of you may have heard of E.D. White High school. Where did this up-and-coming school get its name? My alma mater surely has a lot of history behind it!
Built in 1825, the E.D. White Historic Site is located along LA-Highway 1. The beautiful cypress Creole-style cottage is known by its famous resident: Edward Douglas White and his family.
So what makes this family so special? Two of Louisiana's most powerful political figures lived in this home. E.D. White was the governor of Louisiana from 1835-1839 and his son, Edward Douglass White, served as the Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1910-1921. Now vacant, this home is used as a tourist attraction as well as the center for numerous events in the area.
"Just a few steps away!"
I bet you know someone who lives in Rienzi Subdivision in Thibodaux. Where did this up-and-coming neighborhood get its name? Rienzi Plantation, one of Thibodaux's forgotten jewels is located along Bayou Lafourche on Highway 308. Built between 1814 and 1825 during Spanish colonial days, Rienzi Plantation was built for the Queen of Spain according to legend. Two of the home's oak trees are registered with the Live Oak Society and one, named “The Pilgrimage Oak,” is one of the society's original 43 trees. Each tree was planted around 1800, so they are a true part of history!
If you read my last post, you know that I live along Bayou Lafourche in my quaint townhome. My home is located directly adjacent to this Plantation, and I was raised in Rienzi Subdivision, so I have not moved far from home at all! We definitely have one of the best views in Thibodaux in both our front and backyard! Don't forget to take a look at Rienzi Plantation next time you are cruising down Highway 308.