Beautiful Greek Revival style Stanton Hall in Natchez, Mississippi.
Designed and built by Thomas Rose for cotton broker Frederick Stanton, it was completed in 1857. Like most of the great Antebellum houses of Natchez, it was a suburban estate, not a plantation. The agricultural activities that supported most of these houses took place across the Mississippi River in Louisiana, where the rich soil was ideal for growing cotton. Natchez is full of amazing houses and is well worth a visit.
Long recognized as symbols of Southern culture, the historic houses of the plantation south are also monuments to the fine craftsmanship and labor of the often-enslaved carpenters who built them and the other enslaved people whose labor paid for these beautiful buildings. In recent years, substantial research has documented the skilled labor of enslaved craftsmen working in building construction in the American south.
Visiting historic house museums is a wonderful way to get inspiration for your home restoration projects. Restoration methods and materials used by museums are included among the approaches presented in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
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