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Natchez Mississippi
April 8, 2008
Pete's Pics > Natchez Mississippi
Antebellum houses etc.
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Even the City Hall is trim and would make a good story-book illustration


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Seating benches on Main Street exude relaxed friendliness


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A scary reminder that the underlying economy may be thin - one of the grandest buildings in town is a receivables company. Hmm...


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Although this house, Glen Auburn, is post-bellum (1895) it is included, along with numerous others, in the parade of homes to be found around town


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Moving back in time, Bailey House, 1875, is another post-bellum example. Most of these houses are in current use, either as a residence or business office


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Magnolia Hall, 1858, pre-dates the war by three years


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One of the largest houses in town, Stanton Hall, 1851, occupies an entire city block. The main house is organized as a museum and there is the inevitable gift shop and restaurant in the grounds


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This house, Green Leaves, was built around 1838. There are daily bus tours available in town that visit a large number of historic buildings


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A little older yet is Pleasant Hill, built in 1835. This house sits on a quiet street and blends nicely into the neighboring area


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The Presbyterian Manse, built in 1830, is about half a mile from the Presbyterian Church


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Nowadays occupied by an accounting company and a law firm, Priest House dates from 1810


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The Peter Crist house has seen a variety of uses since its construction in 1800


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Nobody seems to sure about the age of the E H Price House. It original build was probably in 1795 but it is billed as 1795 - 1830. To me it looks like a 1975 tract home and probably has shag carpet!


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Cherokee House, built on a little knoll a few streets away from the river, dates back to 1794


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Another house from the same year, 1794, is Governer Holmes' Mansion, built downtown close to the courthouse


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The oldest house we stumbled across was this one, Coyle House, built in 1793-94


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The facade of the Presbyterian Church on the corner of State and Pearl


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Presbyterian Church interior


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Unusual architecture for the Baptist Church


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Next door to the Baptist Church is this Jewish Temple


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On Main and Union Street stands Saint Marys Basilica, a pretty grand edifice for a town of 18,000 souls


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The Basilica sports a grand interior with a huge amount of elaborate stonework


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A detail of Saint Marys altar


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The Basilica also contains a number of fine, stained glass windows


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The Isle of Capri is one of the gambling and dining attractions that ply their offerings along the Mississippi River


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Also moored at the low key landing was this cruise barge. For 200 to 300 dollars per day it is possible to journey around various major rivers and eat more than you should
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