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Willis, Joseph (b.c.1815 - d.)
Architect, Jackson, MS/Memphis, TN
Lived in Jackson in the 1850s, had moved to Memphis by 1858, but apparently still worked regularly in the Jackson area into the 1870s. Was called "State Architect" in an 1873 case before the U.S. Senate involving the repair of the U.S. district courtroom in the Jackson City Hall. He was again referred to as the "late state architect" in an April 1879 Vicksburg Herald article about his unsuccessful submission for the planning and construction of the Mississippi A&M College (MSU) campus.
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
D1850-55049-JAC-7060-XArchitectSecond phase of constructionJackson, Hinds Co.
A1853121-BRN-0015.1-XArchitectOriginal buildingBrandon, Rankin Co.
D1853-1855049-JAC-0447.1-NR-MLArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1854-57089-CAN-0001-NRD-MLArchitectOriginal buildingCanton, Madison Co.
D1854-55049-JAC-0013-NRD-NHL-MLArchitectRenovation--slate roof, iron fence, pavingJackson, Hinds Co.
?1868-70149-VKS-0552-XArchitectOriginal buildingVicksburg, Warren Co.
D1870-71049-JAC-0002-NHL-MLArchitectRenovationJackson, Hinds Co.
D1870-1871049-JAC-7060-XArchitectTwo new wingsJackson, Hinds Co.
D1871049-JAC-0447.1-NR-MLArchitectRepair and renovation of U.S. District courtroomJackson, Hinds Co.
D1874049-JAC-0523.2-XArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.