Plantation home of U.S. Senator Alexander Porter.
Oaklawn Manor is a plantation house located on the Bayou Teche in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States, just outside of Franklin. The house was built by Alexander Porter about 1837. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This house was built in 1827 on the Irish Bend of Bayou Teche near Franklin, Louisiana. After the Civil War, the house fell into disrepair and was purchased in 1927 by a steamboat captain named C.A. Barbour that admired it from his paddle wheeler on the Teche. Mr. Barbour filled the house with the antiques he had purchased around the world. The movie THE DROWNING POOL (1975) with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward was filmed here. Pictured below are a Venetian chandelier and Napoleon Bonaparte's desk. The house is a private residence and is open for tourist.