Fire damages Prentiss Club in Natchez

From our friends at the Historic Natchez Foundation comes video of the Prentiss Club in downtown Natchez, damaged by fire on Sunday morning. The red-tile-roofed Italian Renaissance-style building was built in 1904-1905 and designed by New Orleans architects Soule & MacDonnell. Listed on the National Register 1979, it had been under renovation.

Read more at the Natchez Democrat:

https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2018/09/02/historic-prentiss-club-catches-fire/

https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2018/09/02/owners-of-prentiss-club-building-say-they-are-devastated-by-fire-too-soon-to-know-of-buildings-future/



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  1. very sad news to wake up to this tuesday-morning-after-labor-day-monday. i would hope that the owners have good insurance and that they will choose to ‘start over’, regardless of how frustrating this might seem. as someone interested in the decorative arts, i did note in the link about the interior that the newly installed half tester bed in the bridal suite was mistakenly described as being from the 1600s—‘from a distance’, it looks more like those popular in the 1850s.

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  2. And maybe purchased from the European Antique Auction Gallery in Seminary last month?

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