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The Garden District is a residential area of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was developed between 1840 to 1900. It borders are St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street and from Louisiana Avenue to Jackson Avenue. It may be one of the best preserved collection of historic southern mansions in the United States. New Orleans (French: Nouvelle-Orléans) is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Mansion near Almelo, The Netherlands Introduction A mansion is a large and stately dwelling house. ...

This whole area was once a plantation. It was sold off in parcels to mainly wealthy Americans who did not want to live in the French Quarter with the Creoles. A sugarcane plantation at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2005 A plantation is a large tract of monoculture, as a tree plantation, a cotton plantation, a tea plantation or a tobacco plantation. ... French Quarter: upper Charters street looking down towards Jackson Square and the spires of St. ... The term Creole is used with different meanings in different contexts, which can generate confusion. ...

Originally the area was developed with only a couple of houses per block, each surrounded by a large garden, giving the district its name. In the late 19th century most of these large lots were subdivided as Uptown New Orleans became more concentratedly urban. This has produced a pattern for much of the neighborhood of any given block having a couple of early 19th century mansions surrounded by "gingerbread" decorated late Victorian houses. The "Garden District" is now known more for its architecture than for gardens. Part of a garden in Bristol, England A flower bed in the gardens of Bristol Zoo, England. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles during the Victorian era: Neoclassicism Gothic Revival Italianate Second Empire Neo-Grec Romanesque Revival (Includes Richardsonian Revival) Renaissance Revival Queen Anne Jacobethan architecture (the precusor to the Queen Anne style) British Arts and Crafts movement painted... Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...

Famous inhabitants have included Anne Rice and Trent Reznor. Anne Rice signing books at Olssons on 19th Street, N.W. in the The District of Columbia circa 1990. ... Trent Reznor (born Michael Trent Reznor in Mercer, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1965), is an American musician and the main creative force behind the band Nine Inch Nails. ...

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