Gallier House, New Orleans

The Gallier House provides a glimpse into the life of wealthy, white Creoles in New Orleans in the mid 19th century. The Creoles, descendants of French and Spanish colonists, sought to preserve their culture at a time when Anglo influence was on the rise. 

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These households utilized slave labor (pictures of the slave quarters are included below). I was struck, among other things, by the huge amount of work involved in maintaining these households (e.g., caring for the draperies, carpets, and bedding) in the hot and humid climate of New Orleans without electricity and plumbing.  The tour was fascinating and I highly recommend a visit! You can find the website here.