Louisiana – Lalaurie Mansion

This mansion is at the heart of New Orleans architecture. It has a baroque facade, wrought-iron balconies, and a simple floor plan to provide a lot of space to occupants. It doesn’t have very many stories but it still looks quite grand.

It used to be owned by Marie LaLaurie, who built it in 1832. It was considered one of the grandest homes at the time and in the area. Two years later, a fire broke out resulting in the deaths of seven slaves locked inside. Angry at her treatment of them, residents of the area broke in and destroyed everything within the home.