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 Mississippi State Capitol, 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.

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Montrose and the Montrose Museum

Holly Springs, MS  FEATURED

Montrose is a two-story columned Greek Revival home built as a wedding present for the daughter of Alfred Brooks. It is now operated by the Holly Springs Garden Club as a house museum. The arboretum contains over 50 different specimens of trees native to the area. […]

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Belmont Plantation

Greenville, MS

Belmont Plantation, Est 1857 is the last antebellum mansion along the river in the Mississippi Delta, standing at over 9,000 square feet.  The house and the grounds have undergone an extensive restoration and all rooms are available for weddings, events, tours, B&B accommodations, and corporate retreats! […]

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Mississippi Governor’s Mansion

Jackson, MS

This beautiful 1842 Greek revival mansion was designed, according toarchitect William Nichols, “to adhere to plain republican simplicity.” Themansion is the second-oldest continuously occupied gubernatorial residence in the United States. The home is a National Historic Landmark. […]

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DeSoto County Courthouse

Hernando, MS

The DeSoto County Courthouse is the anchor of Hernando square, designated as a Mississippi Landmark. It was built in 1942 after the previous French Castle courthouse burned in 1940. Learn the history of famed Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who explored this area in 1541 – 1542, through the restored paintings that depict Hernando DeSoto’s voyage […]

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Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens

Natchez, MS

Set in a landmark 1818 mansion on 26 acres of gardens, this stately inn is 2 miles from the Mississippi River and 1 mile from the antebellum Melrose mansion in Natchez National Historical Park. The antiques-furnished rooms and suites feature turndown service, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some have whirlpool tubs or fireplaces, and suites add […]

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DeSoto County Welcome Center

Hernando, MS

DeSoto County Welcome Center architecture reflects the antebellum South, including details such as moldings, trim and brickwork common to the antebellum period. A great place to find out about current events, activities, news and also pick up brochures and guides about all of the interesting and exciting destinations in DeSoto County and Mississippi. The Welcome […]

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