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:
Aerial view of the damage.
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.
And maybe purchased from the European Antique Auction Gallery in Seminary last month?