The Lakeport Plantation house, built in 1859, is the only remaining Arkansas antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River. Gifted to Arkansas State University in 2001, it was then designated as an official project of the Save America’s Treasures Program by the National Park Service and the National Trust. After five years of restoration work, the home opened to the public.
We sent photographer Nancy Nolan to check it out, and she came back with pictures of a home full of possibilities. “Renovation is about transition and breathing new life into our habitats,” she says. “Doors and windows are all about transitions as well, from room to room, situation to situation, indoors to out. Standing in these rooms, I had a wonderful feeling of what had been and what is yet to come.”
For more information and the daily tour schedule, visit lakeport.astate.edu