Location Information
(for the "Beechland")
Name:"Beechland"
Address:near Kingston
City/County:Natchez vic., Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1850
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:1.5
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:04 Nov 1982
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Context/Comments
Beechland is a significant example of vernacular Greek Revival plantation architecture. The house exhibits the typical Mississippi, mid-nineteenth-century, plantation form of a one-and-a-half story, five-bay, frame house with undercut gallery, molded box columns, and brick foundation piers. Requently, the front wall of such houses was finished in horizontal matched boards, and occasionally, like Beechland, in stucco on lath that is scored and penciled in imitation of stone. Beechland derives added significance from this fa├žade treatment, which is also repeated on the rear elevation, because it retains its original peach-colored tint and white penciling.