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Arlington Plantation House - Franklin, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 29° 46.760 W 091° 29.631
15R E 645593 N 3295284
Quick Description: Beautiful, privately owned large plantation home, located on Main St. in Franklin, LA. Home was for sale at time of Waymarking.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2009 10:37:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM7WF2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
Beautiful home, located on the outskirts of Franklin. Well landscaped and home appeared to be in perfect condition. Was for sale at time. I searched for history and located none, except from the State Register page, located here which states:

Arlington is of statewide significance in the area of architecture because it is one of Louisiana's finest Greek Revival plantation houses. This can be seen not only in its outstandingly pretentious articulation but also in the richness of its ornamental features. The grand Greek Revival plantation house is undoubtedly the most widely recognized historic archetype of the southern states.....Arlington is one of Louisiana's most richly ornamented plantation houses. It is one of a small minority of examples which have fluted columns and carved composite order capitals. In addition, its collection of ten plaster ceiling medallions is unsurpassed in the state in terms of variety (five different designs) and the intricacy of the decorative motifs.
Street address:
56 E. Main St
Franklin, LA USA

County / Borough / Parish: St. Mary

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Domestic. Sub - Single Dwelling

Current function: Domestic. Sub - Single Dwelling

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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