Houses Built on Stilts are Novel Lake Dwellings (May, 1929)
Houses Built on Stilts are Novel Lake Dwellings
ONE OF the most remarkable summer camps in the country is the colony which has been established at Milnensburg, Louisiana, in the shallow waters of Lake Ponchartrain. The photo above shows how dozens of houses have been built on piles above the water. Narrow walks starting at the mainland lead to the various cottages, which are spread out over the water to form a queer lake city. Residents in these cottages assert that the cool breezes from the heart of the lake make this form of construction worth while. The photograph was taken from an airplane.