Cherokee, Natchez – (c. 1836). Cherokee is an excellent example of using the landscape to enhance a house’s position, as it is situated on top of a large hill and retaining wall, which places it on par with the larger Choctaw (which is located across the street). Cherokee possesses an interesting inset porch with Tuscan columns, a Federal style fanlight-type window in the prominent dormer, and a detailed Greek Revival entrance doorway. The Mississippi Heritage Trust awarded the Whatley family a Merit award in 2000 for their restoration of Cherokee’s 1830s-era faux stone stucco. Many houses in Natchez had stucco applied, painted, and scored to resemble cut stone during the 1830s. Cherokee is the only one of these Natchez houses to have its stucco restored, a costly and time consuming process.