SAH Archipedia: New Louisiana Entries and Essay

by SAH News | Feb 23, 2021
Sorapuru House

Laura Ewen Blokker’s recently published essay, “Earth Between Timbers: Exploring Impetus for a Traditional Material Choice in the United States,” highlights extant earth-and-timber buildings across the country and contributes new Louisiana entries, including the Sorapuru House, a c. 1825 Creole structure built for a free woman of color. 

Photo: Sorapuru House, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Photograph by Laura Ewen Blokker. 




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