Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Natchez, Mississippi

The DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICTThe HOUSESThere are so many, but our time was limited...just passing through...
This one is Stanton Hall, 1857.

From The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the South: Ramsey, O'Kain: "Natchez first fluorished in the cotton boom of the early 1800s, and by mid-century was one of the wealthiest cities per capita in America. Natchez in Mississippi, and Charleston, in South Carolina, stood as civilized bookends to the entire South. For the most part, Natchez citizens engaged in the trade of cotton from their perch on the Mississippi River, and built 'suburban estates,' massive town houses set on twenty or more splendidly landscaped acres. They have no equal anywhere, when taken as a collection."

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