Many thanks to Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts located in Atlanta, Georgia for his generous help in recounting the early planning and development process of this unique community. Jim was initially retained as the architect and master planner for the traditional neighborhood concept of Sweet Bottom by prominent developer and landowner Scott Hudgens, and designed the majority of individual residences including an extensive collaboration on the New Orleans Garden District section with builder Chip MacPherson. Sweet Bottom Plantation could not have attained such a high level of architectural diversity, feeling of genuine warmth and graceful elegance had it not been for the vision and attention to detail of Jim Strickland.

Credits: Design, photography, research and text by Karen Lukas-Hardy and Tom Hardy Specific archival photography provided by Historical Concepts.