Location Information
(for the "Sunset Hill")
Name:"Sunset Hill" [Reuben Davis House]
Address:803 Commerce Street, West
City/County:Aberdeen, Monroe County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1847
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:2
Remodeling Date:1853
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:16 Nov 1978
NR District Name:West Commerce Street
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:6
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:02-27-1987
Recorded:03-16-1987
Book/Vol. No.:V. 301, p. 261
Context/Comments
An imposing example of the Greek Revival style popular in the South during the prosperous years before the Civil War. The house, built for D.F. Alexande in 1847 and extensively remodeled and expanded in 1853 by William Reid Cunningham, exhibits major stylistic references to Asher Benjamin's /The Practical House Carpenter/ and /Practice of Architecture/. Well-known also as the residence of Reuben Davis, prominent attorney, statesman, and author, the property has important historical associations for the town of Aberdeen. [HABS: MS-74 (1936)]