According to Alan Huffman’s blog, the Warren County Port Commission is on the warpath again in its ongoing quest to demolish the main house at Ceres Plantation. Read all about it here.
Ceres Plantation, a rare surviving example of a pre-Civil War plantation house complex, is slated for demolition despite its 2011 listing by the Mississippi Heritage Trust among the state’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Properties — and despite efforts of preservationists to find a buyer to restore or move the buildings.
In case you are just joining this story, here are some MissPres posts from a while back to catch you up:
- News Roundup 12-21-2009
- News Roundup 1-22-2010
- News Roundup 2-12-2010–with pictures
- Ceres Plantation Update
- William A. Stanton on Ceres Plantation
- News Roundup 3-19-2010
- News Roundup 7-23-2010
- News Roundup 8-23-2010
- News Roundup 10-18-2010
- The All-New 2011 10 Most Endangered Places List
As you can see, we’ve been following this story for a while, but the Warren Port Commission has remained determined to have even more vacant land in its “Ceres Research & Industrial Interplex.”
Categories: Demolition/Abandonment, Vicksburg
How much were they asking for Ceres Plantation??
I think they will give it to anyone who will move it. That’s my understanding.