Location Information
(for the Patrick Murphy House)
Name:Patrick Murphy House
Address:24 Irvine Lane
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1872
Architectural Styles(s):Italianate
No. of Stories:1
Destroyed:burned 1993
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:09 Apr 1980
Date Delisted:16 May 1997
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Context/Comments
Constructed between 1872 and 1800, the Patrick Murphy House was an outstanding example of a late nineteenth-century Italianate residence. This one-story Italianate house was a variant of the L-front form, somewhat similar to “Hillside” in Holly Springs (093-HOL-0284-NRD). It had a richly-detailed bracketed Italianate gallery. The house was especially significant for Natchez, as buildings in the Italianate style constructed during this time were rare--only the Admiral A.S. Merrill House at 311 S. Commerce Street compared. Its location on an eight-acre picturesque tract of land situated upon a high bluff afforded a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. It was destroyed by a fire in 1993.