According to WLBT and the Vicksburg Post, Ceres Plantation was supposed to go to the wrecker on Tuesday. The antebellum house and its associated barns will be “dismantled” (i.e. salvaged as little building parts to be sold at upscale home decor stores in New Orleans and Madison). Congratulations to the Warren County Port Commission, which, unable to run a successful industrial park, decided to spend its time on a campaign of historical destruction in a quest for a larger interstate exit which may never come.
Ceres was listed on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s 10 Most Endangered Places list last year, but it was lost before then, in my opinion, when the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History bowed to political pressure and declined to designate this public property as a Mississippi Landmark.
- 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