From the West Point, Mississippi Court Street Historic District National Register nomination…
307 E. Westbrook Street. Vernacular Italianate. One-and-a-half-story, saltbox, gable-roof, stuccoed masonry and stuccoed frame residence: full-width hip-roof porch supported on Tuscan columns; Greek Revival tripartite entrance; attic story windows in frieze; paired brackets support eaves of main roof and porch-roof; stucco was originally scored to resemble coursed ashlar. Ca 1869.
The Mann-East-Friday House was built by Jabez Mann, a railroad machinist who moved to West Point from Mobile, Alabama, in 1866 (Mrs. C. R. Friday, granddaughter of Jabez Mann, interviewed by Kenneth P’Pool , architectural historian with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, at West Point, Miss., March 2, 1982). Mann’s residence, which was heavily influenced by the Italianate or “Bracketed Style”, was one-and-a-half-story, saltbox-roof structure with paired eaves, brackets, a Tuscan columned veranda, and ashlar-scored walls of stucco and is now the best surviving example of Italianate design in West Point.
The structure now houses the Chester Arthur “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett Blues Museum.