Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NOLA 18TH C. JUNGLE ALCHEMY / architecture is situation

+DEAR FRIENDS, PLEASE READ/+
+"A VOYAGE TO LOUISIANA"+
>by c.c. robin / paris, 18th century<
>(degruy sugar mill french report)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+WHEN THE FRENCH ARRIVED (1699)+
+ON THE RADIANT GULF COAST TO+
>(before new orleans they<
>settled & built mobile)<
+BUILD THEIR 1ST JUNGLE TOWN+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>there were trees so broad eight<
>men couldn't stretch their arms<
>around while holding hands<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+FOR TEN YEARS WE ENJOYED OUR+
+SANSOUCI FOREST GLASS HOUSE+
>(fabulous forest night sounds &<
>daytime piliated woodpeckers<
>(friend robin beeman knows)<
+ABSORBING JUNGLE ALCHEMY+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>talented artist nilly gill has this red dragonfly<
>on her Facebook page from her own jungle<
+SEE HER FACEBOOK PAGE+
+/ (FOBES, HOOD, BEATON+
+& YOUNGBLOOD, ALSO)+
>garden, a good start for >"jungle radiance"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the late great nola architect-scholar, samuel<
>wilson's brilliant research is the source of<
+("JUNGLE INSIGHT" IS+
+MY CONTRIBUTION)+
>much of my nola architectural history<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >much focus of our october louisiana safari<
>shall be on the deguy jungle plantations of<
+(INDIAN MOUND HOUSE+
+& DOMED SUGAR MILL)+
>indigo in barataria  south of new orleans<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >french king louis xv as a boy was friend of<
>our first degruy immigrant to louisiana and<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+KINGS LAND GRANT)+
>gave the degruys jungle river plantations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >my new orleans historical architectural focus<
>is around 1739 when lieutenant degruy came<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY/+
+JEAN BAPTISTE deGRUY)+
>to the jungle town w/ its packs of rabid dogs<
>(later his 2 sons built the jungle plantations)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >another precious sam wilson book ( i value<
>memory of our correspondence) w/ that<
+(WE EXCHANGED+
+GRUY HISTORY)+
>fanulous jungle temple on the cover<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>the french-indian jungle ceremony at mobile<
>illustration reminds me our sansouci jungle<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+/ GENETIC MEMORY)+
>dna link w/ the orient & barataria jungles<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >professor fred daspits book has been a<
>valuable companion to sam wilson's<
+(PITOT NOLA PLANTATION+
+/ CAVAROC FAMILY LINK)+
>books in documenting plantations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >this nicolas la cour house at pointe coupe (1735)<
>is very like the 1st degruy barataria jungle house<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+COUNT MONBERAUT)+
>on the indian mound of jean baptiste degruy w/<
>his acquisition made by monberaut marriage<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >another degruy related house was delord-sarpy<
>nola plantation on howard avenue w/ links to<
+GOOGLE: EUGENE RAY /+
+(EACH FAMILY HOUSE)+
>our foucher, saulet, couturier, perry family<
>plantation houses across nola/vieux carre<
+PERRY, EARLY VIEUX CARRE+
+W/ de GRUY-AUFRERE LINK+
>(the perry link goes back to orient forest)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >our family architectural heritage is linked<
>from j.b. degruy who also constructed<
>(GRANDSON BEGAN THE+
+ST. TAMMANY BRICKS)+
>the merchandise carts of jean lafitte<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >antoine j.b. degruy sons built the famed templar<
>domed sugar mill on the mississippi river across<
+(1790, de GRUY- COUTURIER,+
+OUR (G5) GRAND PARENTS)+
>from napoleon avenue (ref to jeff. montecello)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >st. tammany parish (covington) painting<
>by ellsworth woodward expresses very<
+(PROFESSOR WOODWARD+
+OF TULANE UNIVERSITY)+
>arcadian quality that attracted our ray<
>degruy, cavaroc, staigg ancestors<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ST. TAMMANY PARISH IS WHERE+
>(persimmon spheres icon<
>of our golden california<
>the final family harvest)<
+I SELECTED TO BUILD A VISION+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu


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