Location Information
(for the Merrill-Sanders-Holman House)
Name:Merrill-Sanders-Holman House ["Castle Crest"]
Address:114 Woodland Circle
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1929-30
Architectural Styles(s):Tudor
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:22 Mar 2010
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:08-08-2006
Recorded:09-20-2006
Book/Vol. No.:V. 6557, p. 450
Local Designation Information
Local Landmark Listing Date:07 Aug 2007
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Context/Comments
“Castle Crest” was built in 1930 for Jackson businessman I.W. Merrill. Merrill retained Memphis architect J. Frazer Smith to design the home. Smith, who designed a number of other homes in the Woodland Hills neighborhood, employed Tudor Revival style architecture for the residence. Castle Crest exhibits many elements of the Tudor Revival style on both the exterior and interior. One of the most prominent Tudor Revival elements is the two-story stone turret capped with a crenellated battlement. Other Tudor Revival elements include half-timbering, the steep tile roof and a massive chimney with decorative pots. The interior design also reflects Tudor influence in such elements as arched openings, exposed timber framing and lead glass windows. The mantel in the living room is a replica. of the mantel found in the Knight’s Hall of England’s Warwick Castle.
Castle Crest is architecturally significant as one of the most accomplished examples of Tudor Revival residential architecture in Mississippi.