Location Information
(for the William Ailes House)
Name:William Ailes House ["Bellevue"]
Address:657 Canal Street, South
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1854
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:1.5
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:12 Mar 1980
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The William Ailes House, or "Bellevue," is a Greek Revival dwelling typical of the type of residence constructed by the working middle class of antebellum Natchez. A 1½-story double-pile brick Greek Revival galleried cottage, it has unique dormer windows with glazed, beveled corners. Although altered by conversion to commercial use, the house is extremely important as the only building documented as having been built by Natchez master carpenter Thomas Bowen.