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Destrehan Living Room

In the mid-20th century, vandals stole or destroyed the original mantels while the house was unoccupied. Preservationists found appropriate period details for the fireplaces, cornices and medallions in an 1835 architectural design book frequently consulted by architects of that time.

Destrehan Living Room

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Destrehan Living Room. Richard Sexton (photographer)

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