Victorian Houses of Mississippi (Hardcover)

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Victorian Houses of Mississippi (Hardcover)

By Sherry Pace (Photographer), Richard J. Cawthon (Text by (Art/Photo Books))


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Although Mississippi's antebellum architecture has received wide attention, its late nineteenth-century architectural legacy often goes unrecognized. In 187 full-color photographs Victorian Houses of Mississippi showcases a selection of 143 houses that exemplify Victorian tastes in residential design. Close-ups of some of the homes reveal the high level of craftsmanship that went into their design and construction along with such specific details as beautiful spindlework, elaborate gable ornamentation, and striking dormers. Equally impressive are the gorgeous pastel colors that many of the homes still feature.

Architectural historian Richard J. Cawthon summarizes the history of Mississippi's late Victorian residential architecture and provides captions for Sherry Pace's photographs. The houses depicted exemplify the Italianate, the Queen Anne, the Gothic Revival, the Second Empire, and the Shingle styles. Many of Mississippi's major towns and cities are represented, and all of the homes in Victorian Houses of Mississippi are documented by the Historic Preservation Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

This photographic survey of Mississippi is a tour of the state that will be of interest to anyone who cares about its history and architectural legacy.

Featuring homes in: Aberdeen, Anguilla, Batesville, Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Blue Mountain, Bogue Chitto, Brookhaven, Canton, Carrollton, Centreville, Clinton, Columbus, Como, Corinth, Crystal Springs, DeSoto, Edwards, Enterprise, Fernwood, Fulton, Gallman, Grenada, Hattiesburg, Hazlehurst, Hernando, Holly Springs, Jackson, Kosciusko, Laurel, Lexington, Macon, Madison, Magnolia, McHenry, Meridian, Moss Point, Natchez, Oxford, Pascagoula, Port Gibson, Rienzi, Ripley, Rosedale, Sardis, Senatobia, Starkville, Vicksburg, Water Valley, Wesson, West, West Point, Winona, Woodville, and Yazoo City
Sherry Pace is a freelance outdoor photographer. Her work has appeared in Historic Churches of Mississippi and the Best of Photography Annual 2001. See the photographer's website at Richard J. Cawthon, former chief architectural historian with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, is currently a historic preservation specialist for FEMA's Mississippi Recovery Office and works on the state's Gulf Coast. He is author of Lost Churches of Mississippi and wrote the text for Sherry Pace's photography book, Historic Churches of Mississippi, published by University Press of Mississippi.
Product Details ISBN: 9781578067817
ISBN-10: 1578067812
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: October 19th, 2005
Pages: 184
Language: English