Mississippi

Mississippi State SealThe State of Mississippi, represented here by the state seal, the state flag and flower, as well as a poem by Mrs. Dunbar Rowland. Like her attorney husband, Mrs. Rowland was an enthusiastic historian of the state.

Stanton Hall

Stanton Hall PostcardLocated in Natchez, Mississippi, Stanton Hall was built between 1851-1857 by cotton broker Frederick Stanton. As fate would have it, Stanton died just a month after the completion of the Antebellum mansion. On the back:

Built in 1851, a replica of the Irish ancestral home of Frederick Stanton. No expense was spared. Elaborately carved mantels, bronze chandeliers, enormous mirrors were created in France and Spain and brought to Natchez in a chartered boat. At the end of the music room are huge double doors which can be opened to throw the right side of the house into a 72-foot ballroom.

Cherokee, Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez, Mississippi PostcardI happened upon a series of postcards yesterday that feature the great houses of Natchez, Mississippi, this one known as the “Cherokee”. On the back:

This house antedates nearly all the grand mansions of Natchez. Cherokee dates to two distinct periods. The rear section being of Spanish origin was erected as early as 1794. Later David Michie, a gentleman of Irish extraction added the Palladian front, thus becoming famous as a typical Irish manor house.