Since we won’t be having a news roundup this week, I wanted to get this link out to those of you following the Ceres Plantation saga in Warren County. As you remember, the Warren County Port Commission owns the property as part of its large and somewhat vacant industrial park at the Flowers exit. After serving as a nursery for many years, the house and associated barns and other outbuildings are now vacant because the port commission wants the spot for maybe a gas station or some other thing that isn’t clear right now.
Anyway, as we noted in a recent news roundup, the port commission put out a request for proposals to move or demolish the house, but not the other buildings (which doesn’t make sense if you look at the landscape). Last week, I posted some photos after a visit to the site and noted that I thought regardless of the additions to the house, it still maintained its historic feeling, especially with the barns and setting. Today, the commission opened the three proposals, two of which proposed demolition, and one of which proposed leaving the house and all the buildings in place and developing it into a tourist experience. You can read the rest of the story at the Vicksburg Post.