Sunday, November 16, 2008

Four of a Kind

Some stops in small towns are scheduled; others are brief visits on the way to another destination. As such, there may be only a few highlights to catch. Presented here today is a brief visit to four such towns.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Washington, built in 1851.

St. Mary Magdelen Catholic Church in Abbeville.

Courthouse in Clinton. As the marker says, "This is one of the oldest courthouses in Louisiana which is still in daily use." There was no one around during our visit, because the courthouse is being renovated.

Right behind Clinton's courthouse is an area once called Lawyer Row because lawyers occupied the offices. Today, in addition to attorneys' offices, a variety of retail stores now complete the row.

Established in 1821, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, in Grand Coteau, is the second oldest institution of learning west of the Mississippi. The Academy offers an education for girls, grade pre-kindergarten-12th.

This house has no hallway–-just two front doors leading into the house. The stairway on the front porch leads up to the garçonniere, the second floor where the boys slept. Since living space was limited, having the stairs on the outside of the house, meant more room inside.

Part of living is finding the unique, interesting places all around us.

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