Location Information
(for the "Elms Court")
Name:"Elms Court" [Elmscourt]
Address:42 John R. Junkin Drive
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1836
Architectural Styles(s):Italianate, Greek Revival
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:02 Dec 1977
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Context/Comments
Begun around 1836, Elms Court is a significant and well-preserved example of the Greek Revival style and is one of the most prominent "suburban villas" in the Natchez region. Its notable galleries, which were added across the entire fa├žade c.1852, are possibly the most lavish use of ornamental iron in Mississipip. In addition to its architectural interest, Elmse Court is significant as the residence of Ayers P. Merrill, a locally important merchant, planter and diplomat. [HABS MS-49 (1934)]