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Did Grant sleep here?

From up Oxford way, the Daily Journal reported February 5 that “site of a potential jail expansion may have unappreciated importance to both Civil War history and Jewish history.” Asher Reese has requested the property be designated for a Jewish… Read More ›

Deupree’s Historic Homes: Porterfield, Vicksburg

This paper, so far devoted to descriptions of plantation and suburban homes, will now give a story of a city home, the “Porterfield” home of Vicksburg. It is a large, square-built brick house, three stories high, with long wide halls, three in number, two rooms on each side of the hall on each floor except the first; this has two on the right of the entrance and one, the banqueting hail, on the left, a room 24 by 42 feet, with ceiling 18 feet in height.

101 Places: Walter Place in Holly Springs

Harvey Washington Walter “challenged [architect Spires Boling] to create something grander than the classic Greek Revival house with tall white columns” (walterplace.com).  Boling’s response was the Gothic towers “topped with castellated battlements.” Battlement: …a parapet with indentations or embrasures with… Read More ›

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