Location Information
(for the Will Watkins House)
Name:Will Watkins House
Address:1423 State Street, North
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1908-09
Architectural Styles(s):Colonial Revival, Neoclassical
No. of Stories:2.5
Destroyed:burned 1984
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:13 Sep 1978
Date Delisted:15 May 1987
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Context/Comments
Located on North State Street in Jackson, once one of the most fashionable residential avenues in the state, the Will Watkins House was a stately survivor of the monumental Colonial Revival/Neoclassical style in the capital city. The fa├žade and central hall were capably designed as a series of elegant, classically inspired frontispieces, making the house an important local example of a mode noted for its grand treatment of formal reception areas. It was also significant as the home for many years of William Hamilton Watkins (1871-1959), who rose from respected pioneer stock of modest means to become one of the most prominent attorneys and civic leaders in the history of Jackson.