Name This Place #2

To play this exciting game, see The Rules.

The Standings So Far:   tsj1957:  2 points, Carunzel: 1 point, Everyone Else: 0 points

Hint: This building is from a completely different century than yesterday’s building.


Categories: Contest, Natchez

10 replies

  1. tick-tock-tick-tock. . . . Is it the Christmas garland that’s throwing everyone off?


  2. Auburn, Natchez. Yes, I cheated.
    “Built in 1812 in the Federal style, designed by Massachusetts transplant Levi Weeks. The first documented use of the columned portico that later came to be so associated with the South. “


    • It’s not cheating to check the Flickr site–it’s research :-) Congrats, two more points! Tomorrow’s won’t be so easy.

      Someone can still add a point to their score because there’s a whole backstory to this building that could be a novel in its own right.


  3. Okay, so I missed the early entry again. I do know, however, that Auburn has one of the most beautiful spiral staircases I have ever seen. It doesn’t appear to be supported by anything. Does the dog think that’s worth a point?


  4. Oh yeah, the city of Natchez owns the property now. It is part of a city park.


    • The dog says the two comments combined are worth a point. She is impressed, in her own way, with your knowledge of the place.

      I may just have to tell the backstory myself.


  5. Its Rosalie in Natchez.


    • Nope, it’s Auburn. Right city though! So many of those Natchez mansions with their porticos look alike, I figured it might be confusing.

      There’s still a point waiting for someone out there who knows the backstory involving the architect.


  6. Levi Weeks, architect of Auburn, was acquitted of murdering his secret fiancee in New York in 1800. She had been savagely beaten and her body was thrown down a well. Weeks was represented by Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.

    Weeks wrote of the house, “This is the first house in the Territory on which was ever attempted any of the orders of Architecture.” Sept. 1812

    I felt I had to redeem myself after missing out on the Old Wesson School.


    • Well consider yourself redeemed! I had about given up hope that this little soap opera of architectural history would be revealed–good job! And you get a point to pull up into a tie with tsj1957!


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