|The Bishop Martin house, which sits across from the church
and a block from the courthouse, was built in the 1850s.
|Links about and around
Cane River Heritage Area
City of Natchitoches
|Natchitoches: Pronounced Naka-dish
|Whenever you visit a town, always try to get away from the Main
Street - it pays off to wander. I found this brick building, with
iron shutter doors and French iron work along a side street off
of Front Street. I don't know much about the building, but it
definitely stood out as vintage Natchitoches architecture.
|Natchitoches street scene
|If Front Street looks familiar, that's because the ultimate chick-flick, Steel
Magnolias, was filmed in Natchitoches. The author of the book and play lives
in a restored Creole plantation house along the Cane River Lake.
|An interior door at a sharecropper's house (formerly a cabin
occupied by slaves) at the Oakland Plantation, an 1830s Creole
Plantation operated by the National Park Service.
|How to get there
Natchitoches is about an hour
south of Shreveport on Louisiana
State Highway 1, or US Interstate
49. It also sits directly on the
Camino Real, the ancient Spanish
Colonial Road, which parallels LA 6.
|Questions or comments?