Debra: there is no shortage of information on Louisiana plantations. A good biography may be found at the special collections of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette:
Any decent library should have at least some of these books. As you know, Elm Hall was a sugar plantation, later becoming part of the Godchaux family holdings. You can go to Goggle Books and do a search for "Elm Hall Plantation" and you will get plenty of hits. I believe one of the books has a painting of Elm Hall as it appeared in its prime. Since the plantation survived until 1922, its likely there are photographs of it.
Little is left of the site but a couple of recent photos of the remains can be viewed at:
Just scroll down to the bottom of the page.
If you haven't done so, you might want to check census records to see if your people are enumerated - it might tell you whether they were living on site and also tell you who else was in the vicinity.
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