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

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



2000 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry
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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N614
Survey number: HABS LA-1299
Building/structure dates: 1848 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1884 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 79001053



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Walker, William George
Martin, F Lestar
Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture, sponsor
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
Dodds, Laura, delineator


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