Location Information
(for the Henderson-Britton House "Magnolia Hall")
Name:Henderson-Britton House ("Magnolia Hall")
Address:215 Pearl Street, South
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1858-1859
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:09 Jun 1978
NR District Name:Natchez-On-Top-of-the-Hill
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:408
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:07-13-2001
Recorded:02-26-2002
Book/Vol. No.:V. 22-I, p. 174
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Natchez Historic District
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Context/Comments
A two-story, hip-roofed, stuccoed brick house with a three-bay Ionic tetrastyle portico, the Henderson-Britton House is an unusually large and well-designed example of Greek Revival architecture. Whereas most of the monumental antebellum homes in Natchez are located on suburban estates, this residence is one of the three major Greek Revival mansions, and one of only four antebellum mansions, located in the center of town. The completion of the house on the eve of the Civil War marked the end of the vigorous growth that characterized Natchez during the period between 1830 and 1861. The structure is also significant as the home of Thomas Henderson, a locally important cotton commission merchant, and later of the Brittons, a prominent banking family of the nineteenth century. Included in The Great Houses of Natchez (p. 69), Natchez Walking Guide (#61), Classic Natchez, and Architecture of the Old South: Mississippi - Alabama. This building was awarded an HPF grant of $40,000 in 1978.