PICRYL
PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Media Source
Melrose, Carriage House, 1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, Adams County, MS

Melrose, Carriage House, 1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, Adams County, MS

 
 
description

Summary

Significance: The Carriage House at Melrose Plantation was built ca. 1848, concurrent with the completion of the main house. A two-story rectangular building, the Carriage House originally consisted of a large open space on the first floor for the storage of carriages, with a loft space above. Built of wood-frame construction, the building is notable for its west facade, designed in a restrained vernacular version of the Greek Revival style, to complement the architecture of the main house. A substantial wood tie beam, secured with metal straps, and an iron tie rod with turnbuckle span the second level, providing tensile support at the top of the walls. A stair was inserted along the south wall at an unknown, but possibly early date. A one-story shed addition was added to the north side of the building in the early twentieth century. The concrete floor in the original building may have been installed at that time as well.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1172
Survey number: HABS MS-61-L
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 74002253

date_range

Date

1933 - 1970
person

Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Reid, Dan, transmitter
Natchez National Historical Park, sponsor
Schara, Mark, project manager
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Schara, Mark, field team project manager
Davidson, Paul A, field team
Jenkins, Kathleen, sponsor
place

Location

Natchez (Miss.)31.54313, -91.38297
Google Map of 31.5431268, -91.38296650000001
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html