Friday, April 9, 2021

A House for “Quarantined for Life” - Hansen's Disease 1

A building at the corner site of Baton Rouge

Since pandemic Covid-19, we are very familiar with the word of “quarantine”. We have experiences about this word.

We also know or may suffer of its psychological effects, during and after quarantine period.

Carville is a very familiar place in Louisiana, where over 5,000 people had been quarantined in the old days.

In Carville, there is a Plantation House that turned to be a Museum, This place used to be a house for, some people pronounced, “Quarantined for Life”.

It is about 40 minutes by car (30 miles/48 km) from here, Baton Rouge, to Carville in South direction . But, for now the Museum is closed due to Covid-19.

The Museum is located at 5445 Point Clair Rd. Carville. LA 70721. To reach this site from Baton Rouge, there are some routes:

- Interstate 10 (I-10 E)

- US-61 South

- E Hwy 30E


An abandoned Plantation House in Carville circa 1894
(From Hansen's Disease Museum).

There are verdant plantations, fields of sugar cane, and towering chemical plants along the way to the Point Clair.

This place is also called the Indian Camp. In the past, Indian Houmas people used this area for hunting and fishing.

Beside Indian Camp, this site has different names along its history. They are:

- Louisiana Leper Home

- The Louisiana Hansen's Disease Center

- National Hansen Disease Museum.

49 comments:

  1. You men - leprosy, also named the death before death.
    Well, your post reminds me of my visit to the abandoned islet of Spinalonga in Crete, Greece. There used to be there until the first years of 1950 - a leper colony. I've written a post on that visit, if you care to search my blog using the word Spinalonga.

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  2. No lo conocía, solo sabía de ciertas islas a donde mandaban a los leprosos antiguamente. Te mando un beso y buen fin de semana

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  3. We might not be able to travel long or short distance due to the pandemic, but at least we have something more to look forward to the nest time we visit these places again. Thanks for sharing these places :)


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  4. That's a building with a long history. Thanks for sharing, Evi.

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  5. Looks really interesting. Historical buildings and places must be protected. Have a wonderful weekend

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  6. What a place with so much history, Evi. It will be fascinating to be able to see it. And more if it can be reached by Highway 61.

    Hugs of the biggest you can imagine...

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  7. Il covid ha rivisitato la nostra vita, con atteggiamenti del tutto diversi dalla norma...
    Un saluto,silvia

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  8. Evi, thank you for telling me about the museum. I like visiting museums.

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  9. Le parole “quarantena” “pandemia” “isolamento” sono tristemente note. Sembra di essere tornati nel passato quando c’erano peste, colera, Influenza Asiatica… eccetera.
    Buon weekend, un abbraccio
    enrico

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  10. Thank you for sharing history of this house.

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  11. thank you for sharing information about old place where people used to be quarantined in olden days
    i agree that even when this is over it will take life time to forget about all we beard during this
    blessings!

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  12. Me encantó el post, gracias por compartirlo.
    Besos.

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  13. Very interesting entry. I don't hear more about this place.

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  14. This is interesting information about how people used to quarantine. Have a great weekend Evi!

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  15. So interesting :) Have a great day :)

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  16. I love history, even when it comes with some dark moments. I enjoyed this.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Es una muestra de que siempre han existido enfermedades, llámese lepra, peste o covid 19...En la actualidad seguimos librando nuestra batalla.
    Esperemos que pronto sea también historia.

    El edificio es imponente cuando tengas posibilidad de visitarlo nos cuentas.

    BESOS

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  18. Interesting place.
    Interesting story, Evi.

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  19. Hansen's disease or leprosy is a disease that for thousands of years had us use quarantine and isolation. I was just thinking in these days that if Corona virus would have left us sone visible damage, people would have reactex sooner and quarantine would have been imposed and respected much more. We fear what we see and what has an unplesant look.
    Interesting that you mentioned this place, I hope it will help people meditate and reflect on it.

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  20. Olá Evi
    Muito interessante e elucidativo este post
    Gostei imenso
    Beijinhos

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  21. very interesing, thanks for sharing! A kiss

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  22. Gracias por recordarme mis incontables bendiciones, entre ellas mi salud

    Peace

    Isaac

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  23. Grazie per le notizie a me sconosciute!

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  24. Hola Evi. Aunque parecía que esa palabra, cuarentena, estaba casi en desuso, ha llegado esta epidemia y la ha vuelto a renacer.
    Es cierto que en otros momentos también ha habido epidemias y con muchos fallecidos pero ni los tiempos ni la ciencia estaba tan adelantada y sin embargo, ahora con tanto adelanto, estamos a merced del covid y no sabemos hasta cuanto tiempo.
    Ese museo lo desconocía.
    Un abrazo y espero que te encuentres bien.

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  25. GOOD MORNING LORD JESUS, they have been blessing us with health and Peace and FAITH IN GOD FOR BETTER DAYS. JESUS I TRUST YOU MORE INCREASE MY FAITH ... I BELIEVE LORD IN YOUR MERCY ��❤��������⚔��⛪vitoriaeucreioexercitoamem������

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  26. Sounds like an interesting neighborhood to explore -)

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  27. Hi Evi,
    I hope, this will soon have an end.
    Have a wonderful week
    Christine

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  28. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing )

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  29. Hi
    It's a beautiful place for recovering!
    xoxo

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  30. Fascinating. I so hope that doesn't happen to us...

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  31. A great review indeed, thanks for sharing!

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  32. Interesante casa. El siglo XXI nos devolvió a la cuarentena. Esperemoos olvidarla pronto.
    Buen lunes Evi. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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  33. So very interesting post

    Kisses
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  34. Que interesante. Precioso lugar.

    Besos.

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  35. Blessed are all the silent prayers we say on earth ...
    Because they make a lot of noise when they reach heaven and the ears of God ...

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  36. Sounds a good museum. Has an interesting history!

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  37. Wow ... it's interesting! maybe in the future the production house from Hollywood will release a movie about this house hahaha

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