Location Information
(for the Assembly Hall DeFrance House, Fletcher's Tavern)
Name:Assembly Hall (DeFrance House, Fletcher's Tavern)
City/County:Washington, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1808
No. of Stories:2
Destroyed:burned December 1993
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:19 Apr 1978
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:03-21-1995
Recorded:04-27-2006
Book/Vol. No.:V. 23Q, p. 327
Context/Comments
Believed to be the meeting place of the legislative body of the Mississippi Territory (1798-1817), Assembly Hall served in that capacity from the time of its construction c.1808 until 1811. One of the few surviving buildings from the territorial period in Mississippi, it was a remarkably intact example of Federal period architecture both on the exterior and the interior. It is also the sole known example remaining in Mississippi of a Natchez Trace tavern built specifically for commercial (rather than combined commercial-domestic) use. The building burned to the ground in 1993. [HABS: MS-39 (1936/1972)]