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Natchez, Part VII

Church buildings

Holy Family Catholic Church

St. Mary Basilica Catholic Church

St. Mary Basilica Catholic Church


We should’ve driven around the block again so I could get the name of this one. If anyone knows, please leave it in a comment.

Zion Chapel A.M.E.

First Baptist Church

Jefferson Street Methodist Church


A better view of Jefferson Street Methodist church can be seen here.

To see a photo of Temple B’nai Israel, go here. We didn’t pass by it, but I was glad to find a photo of it on Flickr.

Update:
Elodie at Shantybellum posted a photograph of Temple B’nai Israel here.

To read more about the Temple, go here.

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Natchez, Part IV


Stairway

Doorway with transom

Update:
When first preparing the posts about Natchez, I hesitated to include these because, well, frankly I was up on someone’s porch without permission, looking in the windows and snapping photographs.

True, the house was unoccupied and undergoing renovation; and I’m sure that the owners of these grand homes are used to gawkers.

But still I felt a little uncertain or whether to post them or not.

Then after Jessica Okui at Zakka Life commented that she was curious about the interiors, I thought: “Why not? In for a penny (window gazing), in for a pound (posting the pictures).”

I’m so glad I did or the next bit wouldn’t have happened!

Delightfully, Elodie Pritchartt left a comment about this very house, which had belonged to her family until recently. Her great-grandfather, William Howard Pritchartt was purser on a riverboat and built it in 1900.

Go here to Shanntybellum, her blog about Natchez. The first link has has quite a few photographs of the house (both exterior and interior), original family members who lived there and their pets.

It is a fascinating chronicle of past times and I’m so pleased that she left her comment and gave us all a glimpse into the bygone days of that gorgeous house overlooking the Mississippi River.

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Natchez, Part III


Here is one of my favorites on the bluff.

Certainly not the grandest, but charming and welcoming.


This is a close-up of the carport. The details around the roof match those around the porches on the front, side and second floor.

Such a lovely and gracious feature for such a utilitarian structure.

Almost certainly it couldn’t have been an original part of the house, unless it was intended for something other than automobiles.

Bluff Top Bed and Breakfast, Natchez, Mississippi; built in 1894.

Zakka Life commented on one of the others, wondering what the interior was like. Tomorrow I’ll post some interior shots of a nearby house undergoing renovation.

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Natchez, Part II


Notice the beautiful detail on the porch ceiling?


The columns need some work, but they’re stunners!

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Natchez, Part I

In January we made a quick trip to southern Mississippi.

My treat on the way back was a 2 hour stop in Natchez to stretch our legs and tale a walk along the River.

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