Architecture

From the Greek Revival classics of the nineteenth century to the work of Frank Gehry in the twenty-first, Mississippi’s architecture is a grand depiction of a remarkable evolution.

In Natchez, Vicksburg, Columbus, Aberdeen, Holly Springs and countless other communities throughout the state, the wealth of 19th century Mississippi is seen in the columned classics of the plantation era. Near West Point, architecture students from around the world continue to marvel at the construction of Waverley. The capital city of Jackson is home to the Governor’s Mansion, the second oldest continuously occupied executive residence in the country, as well as our awe-inspiring Old Capitol. Our state is dotted with definitive examples of periods and styles ranging from Queen Anne and Italianate to shotgun and Craftsman. Stellar specimens such as a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum designed by Frank Gehry round out Mississippi’s architectural heritage, which spans more than three centuries and embodies the finest of American architecture.