Name This Place 6.3.1

Under the old Name This Place rules, W. White’s current 5 point lead would be insurmountable, but nowadays, with up to three pictures a day, it’s still anybody’s game. If you’re just joining us, read The Rules first and jump right in. If you’re in the running already, grab any extra points you can after the place has been named by adding information about the architect, style, comparisons with other similar places or styles, etc. As for me, I’m going to try to stump everyone on at least one picture so that I can put my name in the standings.

Current Standings

W. White: 7 points
Susan Allen: 2 points
Belinda: 2 points
J.R. Gordon: 2 points
Tom Barnes: 1 point
Jack Elliott: 1 point

Categories: Contest

8 replies

  1. Looks almost like Rosalie in Natchez but that seems too obvious for Name This Place.


  2. Is that your answer or are you just fishing?


  3. I’ll say it’s Rosalie in Natchez. 1823 James Griffin architect. According to HABS: “One of the earliest fully developed and most prominent ‘suburban villas’ in Natchez. In addition, the mansion is locally significant as the headquarters of the Federal Army during its occupation of Natchez. A two-story, hip-roofed, brick house with a Tuscan tetrastyle portico, Rosalie is a particularly fine example of the ‘Jeffersonian Classicism’ mode of the Federal style.”


  4. Yes, it’s Rosalie. I’m going to give W. White a point for guessing right, even though it was in question form, and JR, you get two points for guessing right and following up with more information. Congrats!


    • There was no question mark.

      I simply assumed that for the third day of your Name This Place contest you would not post a picture of something so well known as Rosalie. I didn’t know whether you were trying to trick us a little by taking a picture of a different house from a clever angle. I like that photo; it shows the massive scale of Rosalie.

      No I better say something pertinent about Rosalie to get another point. Rosalie was constructed for Peter Little, a Pennsylvania-born sawmill owner. Despite variations in facades and elevation, the floor plan of Rosalie is very similar to Arlington. The floor plans of the two mansions are almost mirror images. Rosalie’s interior does not date to the 1820s but was remodeled in the 1850s.

      It’s probably best not to talk about Arlington’s once intact interior.


  5. Purchased by Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1938.


  6. My hope was that the angle might throw certain people off, but I was overly hopeful, obviously.


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