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Lost Mansions of Mississippi, Volume II

Lost Mansions of Mississippi, Volume II

by Mary Carol Miller


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As preservationist Mary Carol Miller talked with Mississippians about her books on lost mansions and landmarks, enthusiasts brought her more stories of great architecture ravaged by time. The twenty-seven houses included in her new book are among the most memorable of Mississippi's vanished antebellum and Victorian mansions. The list ranges from the oldest house in the Natchez region, lost in a 1966 fire, to a Reconstruction-era home that found new life as a school for freed slaves. From two Gulf Coast landmarks both lost to Hurricane Katrina, to the mysteriously misplaced facades of Hernando's White House and Columbus's Flynnwood, these homes mark high points in the broad sweep of Mississippi history and the state's architectural legacy.

Miller tells the stories of these homes through accounts from the families who built and maintained them. These structures run the stylistic gamut from Greek revival to Second Empire, and their owners include everyone from Revolutionary-era soldiers to governors and scoundrels.

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ISBN-13: 9781604737868
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mary Carol Miller, Greenwood, Mississippi, is the author of numerous books on historical homes, landmarks, and sites throughout Mississippi. For Lost Mansions of Mississippi, she won the Non-Fiction Book of the Year award from the Mississippi Library Association in 1997. She is a physician with North Central Mississippi Neurological Center in Greenwood.

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