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Magnolia Mound, situated on a ridgeoverlooking the meandering Mississippi River, stands as Baton Rouge's mostnotable eighteenth-century structure. This volume, researched and written underthe direction of the Magnolia Mound Board of Trustees, traces the origin anddevelopment of this splendid Creole raised cottage, providing an intimate lookat plantation life and the economic system that supported it.In 1985 Magnolia Mound won a Certificate of Commendation fromthe American Association for State and Local History.Authors Lois Bannon, Martha Yancey Carr, and Gwen Anders Edwards have longbeen active in restoring Magnolia Mound and presenting its history. Bannon isthe author and coauthor of two books on naturalist John James Audubon,Handbook of Audubon Prints , published by Pelican.
Lois Elmer Bannon has long been an advocate for restoration and preservation of historic pieces, whether they be houses or smaller forms of art. She was active in restoring Magnolia Mound and presenting its history to visitors. She has prepared museum exhibits of James John Audubon's prints and published numerous articles on his work.