Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mississippi Mansion



This is a very grand and stately mansion located in Adams County, Mississippi. I like the huge columns, porch, and balcony. I wonder if the smaller house in the back is the servants quarters?

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  1. There are columns on the east side of the Natchez Trace not too far north of Natchez that are worth seeing before they are gone. This was a huge home maybe 3 or 4 levels and the Mississippi was in view at that time. I think there may be a painting of this home.

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  2. I believe that this class of homes were designed so that the servants quarters were not visible from the front. That may be the mother-in-law's house or a guest house (or the place to put a shiftless brother-in-law.)

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    1. That was my thought too. Servants' quarters would be waaaay in the back.

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  3. Beautiful house! That smaller house to the left looks alot bigger than my house and in much better shape. Although, I wouldn't trade bringing up 3 kids in a 3 bedroom, 1 bath, Split. Or as some say, a Raised Ranch. It's not the house that makes it a home.

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  4. Too much house for me. Too much house work to do to keep it clean. But then again, If I could afford a house that big, I guess I would be able to hire a lot of someones to clean it.

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  5. In the older mansions, the cook house/kitchen was a separate building. This may have been a cook house.

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  6. It could be the Dower house, although usually they are placed a little further away from the main house. My family owns a house in Shreveport which is a dower house off of a plantation. Of course now it is surrounded by freeways, and industrial buildings and other homes. The main plantation home is about a mile away and makes their house seem tiny, although it isn't.

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