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Bayou Salle, LA

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Re: Bayou Salle, LA

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Yes, I know of the Todd family on Bayou Salle. Tidal Wave is now St. Mary Land Company, Gordy and Boudreaux tracts, then Ellerslie and South Bend which were divided into 100 acre tracts and sold about 1918. North to South, beginning just above the Intracoastal Canal - Garrett had a home built about 1820, demolished about 6 years ago. Johnson had sugar mill and a dwelling that was built between 1790 and 1810; North Bend had a very large complex of store, etc. but I do not know if there was a large home; Kemper and Lone Magnolia(now part of Midway Plantation) both had large houses - the remains of a very deep bricked well still exists there; Midway had a 3 story house that burned about 25 years ago; Ellerslie, built about 1815-20 still stands; South Bend was torn down in the 1930-40's and material used to build a house in Patterson, large manager's house stood until the 1970;s; Gordy(now Contran Corporation)tract home was torn down around 1920; Boudreaux(Dave Luke)house was lost in the flood of 2002; Tidal Wave had more than one area of habitations, the larger one being near the end of the road (Burns Point) and smaller group closer to the mill which was further north. All of these homes, with the exception of Hudson (part of South Bend), big but not fancy. End gable, large versions of raised cottages with simple posts and porches on first level. Most had second floor access from outside stairs and used for child or servant quarters. Hudson is reported to have had large columns and porches on two stories. Ellerslie was "Victorianized" in the 1890's. Some of the details above can be proven, much was told to me when I moved to Bayou Sale by those who had seen the houses. I have photos of Garrett, but no others.
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