Location Information
(for the "Myrtle Bank")
Name:"Myrtle Bank"
Address:408 Pearl Street, North
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1835
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival, Italianate
No. of Stories:1.5
Remodeling Date:1855-75
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:22 Dec 1978
NR District Name:Natchez-On-Top-of-the-Hill
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:395
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Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Natchez Historic District
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Context/Comments
A blend of Greek Revival and Italianate styles, Myrtle Bank is named for the high ridge on which it stands. The house site is part of an original Spanish land grant surveyed by Sir William Dunbar and awarded to George Overaker in 1795 for the purpose of building a house thereon. It was reputedly the site of U.S. surveyor Andrew Ellicott's encampment in 1797.