America's Castles: Grand Plantations (1997)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Biography  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sally Barber

A&E's America's Castles series offers an insider's look at the palatial residences of the nation's privileged. Grand Plantations presents an intimate look at the magnificent plantation homes found in the Old South. Those who amassed fortunes from cotton and cane flaunted their nobility, wealth, and power by constructing spectacular mansions. This exclusive video tour takes you to some of the greatest antebellum manors still existing. See the John Hampden Randolph home set on a 7,000-acre sugar plantation. Visit the extraordinary Peter Little home built for his 13-year-old bride. Also, see the lavish Stanton Hall, home of Frederick Stanton, and the famed 100-foot-tall octagonal marvel called "Nutt's Folly." This tour of posh mansions and rich contents depicts the status and luxurious lifestyle celebrated by the wealthiest families of the Old South.

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famous-structures, architecture, mansion, plantation, castle