Location Information
(for the "Montpelier")
City/County:Natchez vic., Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1857
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:1.5
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:18 Dec 1979
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Montpelier is an architecturally significant Adams County plantation residence in the Greek Revival style. This significance derives from its high degree of finish and its remarkable integrity. Its most outstanding architectural feature is its partially enclosed staircase, and unusual for Adams County are its Tudor-arched wooden mantel pieces. An 1873 inventory of the furnishings of the house and the plantation equipment provides an excellent resource for studying the domestic life of the smaller Southern planter (Admas County Probate Box 191). According to the Charles Whitmore diary and letters (originals at Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill), the house at its stands today was substantially rebuilt from its original c.1848 structure after a fire consumed much or all of the house on July 4, 1857.