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Rosedown: A Link to the Past (2010)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 30.7976756, -91.3737131

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-25

Duration: 00:28:59

Subjects: ROSEDOWN PLANTATION | PLANTATIONS | History | Louisiana state historic sites | Historic buildings | Slavery | Turnbull, Daniel, 1796-1861 | Turnbull, Martha Barrow, 1809-1896


  • LaFleur, Donna Narrator
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Allen, Gary Photographer
  • Luttrull, Polly Interviewee
  • Aleshire, Patricia Interviewee
  • Thompson, Mary Interviewee
  • Scott, Richard Interviewee
  • Moore, W. Parke Interviewee


A 2010 documentary chronicling the history of Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, one of the most intact plantation complexes in the nation. It focuses on the work of Daniel Turnbull and Martha Hillard Barrow Turnbull in designing and building the plantation house, the extensive gardens, and the surrounding buildings. The documentary includes interviews with current and former staff members, Polly Lutrill, Patricia Aleshire, Richard Scott and W. Parke Moore, as well as Mary Thompson, a great-great granddaughter of the Turnbulls. Narrator: Donna LaFleur