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Jay D. Edwards

Professor Emeritus

Jay D. Edwards

Campus address
Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2566
Fax: 225-578-4420


Ph.D., Tulane University, 1970.


Selected Publications

  • The Origins of Creole Architecture. Vernacular America (e-book). Chicago: University of Chicago Press (one of fourteen articles in this reader).
  • Jay D. Edwards. 2014. “Introduction,” to Richard Sexton’s Creole World. New Orleans: Historic New Orleans Collection. Pp. xxv – xxxiii.
  • Jay D. Edwards. 2011. Creolization Theory and Odyssey of the Atlantic LInear Cottage.
  • Etnofoor 23 (1):53-85.
  • Jay D. Edwards. 2011. Upper Louisiana’s French Vernacular Architecture in the Greater Atlantic World.
  • Atlantic Studies. 8(4): 411-445.
  • Jay D. Edwards. 2010. New Orleans Shotgun: an Historic Cultural Geography. M. B.
  • Hackler, ed. Culture in the Wake: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf
  • Coast. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Jay D. Edwards. 2009. Shotgun: The Most Contested House in America. Buildings and Landscapes 16.
  • Jay D. Edwards. 2008. Unheralded Contributions across the Atlantic. Atlantic
  • Studies 5(2):161-201.
  • Hendry, Petra Munro and Jay D. Edwards (principal authors). 2009. Old South Baton Rouge: The Roots of Hope. Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana at Lafayette press, Center for Louisiana Studies.
  • Jay D. Edwards and Nicholas Kariouk. 2004. A Creole Lexicon: Architecture, Landscape, People. Baton Rouge: LSU Press. (Louisiana’s historic Creole vocabulary)
  • Jay D. Edwards (Editor). 2002. Plantations by the River: Watercolor Paintings from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana by Father Joseph M. Paret, 1859 (In French and English). Baton Rouge: Geoscience Publications and LSU Press


  1. Book: The Creole Cottage. Under Review by the Historic New Orleans Collection. Estimated publication 2015.
  2. Book: Shotgun, America’s Atlantic House. To be submitted to the Historic New Orleans Collection. Estimated publication, 2016.
  3. International Conference. THE HISTORY AND TYPOLOGY OF THE FRENCH CREOLE BUILDINGS OF NEW ORLEANS. To be announced, 2015.