Tag Tuesday: 1810-1819

This week’s Tag Tuesday post is brought to you by the semi-circular (or round) arch and elliptical fanlight so characteristic of the Federal style that was coming into its own in the second decade of the nineteenth century. How many do you count?

John Ford House, Marion County (1812)–Site of the Pearl River Convention of 1816

Auburn (1812, Levi Weeks, archt.)–first use of the classical orders in the Mississippi territory and an amazing floating stair to boot!

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California (1812-1820)

Falmouth Courthouse, Jamaica (begun 1815, substantially rebuilt in existing walls after 1936 fire)

East Wing, Jefferson College (1818-1821, Levi Weeks, archt.)

John Vogler House, Old Salem, NC (1819)

Concord Quarters, Natchez (1819)–recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places

And last but not least, several churches in Charleston, SC form the 1810s . . .

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Categories: Architectural Research, Churches, Columbia, Cool Old Places, Courthouses, Natchez, Vernacular Architecture, Washington


1 reply

  1. i remember going to the john ford house as a child when it was still a residence. and, isn’t ‘auburn’ a treasure? it is fortunate that it survives and is open to the public. i imagine that it was ‘really something’ when it was built early in the 19th century compared to much of what else was in natchez; course, many of the early natchez settlers had come from other places where they could well have seen sophisticated architecture.

    and, speaking of natchez, i believe the ‘dunleith’ property has just been sold to a natchez bank; know it has been on the market since the new orleans owner declared bankruptcy. the property is a kind of ‘entertainment venue’ but it survives. hopefully, it’s overall preservation will continue. the realtor(when the house was ‘for sale’) described it as ‘the most photographed house in america’ and, while i wouldn’t know how to check that statement, well, it certainly is photogenic!

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